COVID-19 outbreak within CK football team

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 virus found more victims to prey on.


by Taran Barr, Reporter


The Central Kitsap football team unfortunately was one of the teams exposed to Covid. Thirteen players on the CK football team were exposed and were in quarantine for two weeks, till Monday Oct 11.

The Cougars are sitting in 3rd place in the South Sound division with a record of 2-2 and their next two games against Peninsula and North Thurston have to be forfeited due to the virus. These games have a huge impact on the playoff landscape and they were very essential in punching their ticket to the playoffs. 

Unfortunately, due to the forfeits, when they return to practice on Oct 15 they have a lot of hard work to do to make the playoffs because they will be 2-4 and they will have to face the number  three team in state, Yelm after their game against North Thurston.

CK will have to win out if they want to reach the playoffs and senior season hopes and aspirations are dwindling in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, with an already injury riddled roster.

After CK’s win against North Thurston 61-7 and Gig Harbor’s win against Timberline 31-26, Ck’s playoff hopes are still alive at a record of 3-4. However, they have a very tough matchup against Yelm on Saturday. Which happens to be the homecoming game and senior night. It’s a very special night for Seniors: as it is their last high school football game and their last chance at state.

When asked what his focus was going into the Yelm game, Senior Wide receiver Collin Gray-Gatch said “We need to focus on no turnovers and taking no plays off. We just need to work on our craft.” He went on to say “We need to win at all costs.” 

After the recent outbreak it sounds like the Cougs are ready for their homecoming game against Yelm.