Gwinnett County

Mill Creek cancels first 2 football games after positive COVID-19 case

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Just as the high school football season is set to kick off, a Gwinnett County football team has to cancel its first two games because of COVID-19.

Mill Creek High School tweeted Tuesday night that the game against Parkview High School has been canceled for Friday because someone associated with the team has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The school also announced its game against Norcross next week has been called off as well.

This isn’t the first incident to happen so far this year as schools start to open. Earlier in the day, the Berkmar High School varsity football team announced 60 players and 10 coaches were in quarantine after one of the players tested positive for COVID-19.

Gwinnett County Public Schools administrators say a parent of the player called the school early Monday morning to report that the student was sick and tested positive. The school also canceled the team’s first two games of the season.


Last week, we reported how Milton High School’s varsity football team, coaches and the school’s cheer squad were being held under quarantine after five positive student cases forced the programs to pause.

Football practice for Milton’s team will resume Wednesday, and cheerleading practice is expected to start back up Tuesday.

Cambridge High School also suspended its season for two weeks following a positive COVID-19 test Aug. 18. The team was not scheduled to return to practice until Aug. 29.

In Coweta County, 110 student-athletes at Newnan High School had to quarantine about two weeks ago after a player on the varsity football team had tested positive for the virus.

Players weren’t expected to be able to practice until the end of the month.