Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent Jarod Martin confirmed to The Gazette this afternoon that a South Lafourche High School football player has tested positive for COVID-19.
The student is an underclassman. He played in last night's freshman/JV game between the Tarpons and Vandebilt. The student reported symptoms after the game, was tested and the result has come back positive.
Martin and Kenneth Delcambre, the Curriculum and Accountability Supervisor of Lafourche Schools, said contract tracing would now be done to determine who would have to enter a precautionary 14-day quarantine.
Tarpons coach BJ Young told The Gazette that so far, 2 players have been identified as having had close contact with the infected player and will be out of action. He said coaches are working with Vandebilt Catholic to review game tape from last night's game to see if any Terriers need to quarantine.
This is now the second incident South Lafourche High School has been dealt pertaining to COVID since the start of the season - though the two incidents are not related.
The Tarpons have several varsity players currently near the end of a 14-day quarantine after being tackled by a player from Central Lafourche who tested positive for the virus during the game between the Tarpons and Trojans.
All of those players are fine and are anticipating returning to the team later this week when their quarantine period ends.
The same incident caused the Trojans to also lose 20+ players to the precautionary 14-day quarantine.
The Tarpons are still slated to play Belle Chasse on Saturday at 1 p.m.