Heel Tough Blog: Carolina-Charlotte Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Positives in 49er Program
This Saturday was supposed to be the first ever meeting between in-state schools North Carolina-Charlotte, but that has now been cancelled due to positive COVID-19 tests within the 49er program. Several members of the 49ers offensive line were placed into quarantine in regards to contact tracing protocols, which effectively depleted that position group almost entirely. Through the first two weeks of the season, Charlotte had 3 members of their football team test positive to COVID-19, while undergoing testing required by C-USA.
Head Coach Mack Brown had this to say following the decision to cancel this weekend's game: "We're disappointed we won't have a chance to play this weekend, but completely understand and appreciate Charlotte's transparency. We were looking forward to competing against Coach Healy's group. As you know, we're good friends so I hate this for him and his team. Hopefully, everyone affected is okay and we wish them the best as they move through the season.
Any hopes of rescheduling this contest seem bleak as of right now. The two schools don’t have a common off week during the remainder of the regular season. Carolina is scheduled to be off next Saturday, and then again November 21st. Whether or not Carolina tries to add another game to their schedule remains to be known as of this time.