South Boston drops game postponed by EEE

South Boston’s fourth-quarter rally fell short against Whitman-Hanson on Saturday afternoon. The Knights lost 29-24 after going into the quarter with no points on the board.

The opening game of the season at Whitman-Hanson was moved to Saturday afternoon due to concerns about recent positive tests for EEE in mosquitoes.  The game was supposed to be played last night at 6 p.m.

The last several weeks Whitman-Hanson’s administrative team has been monitoring the mosquito-borne diseases and the possible risk to students.

“We met with Plymouth County official Dan Daley on Thursday and, at that time we, were informed that Whitman-Hanson Regional High School was in a low-risk area,” a statement released by the school district said Friday. “However, this [Friday] afternoon the Department of Public health informed the Hanson board of health that two mosquitoes, one which is mammal biting, tested positive for Triple E.  After consulting with a Hanson Board of Health official, we have determined that the most prudent course of action would be to postpone tonight’s football game until tomorrow at 4 p.m.”

South Boston Coach Sean Guthrie said his team was ready to play when he got the call yesterday afternoon.

“It was a big letdown,” Guthrie said this afternoon. “All the guys were amped up so it was a big letdown. We’ll see how they are today.

“We were about to load up the bus and go down there and I got the call from their AD.”

Since the team was already on the bus Guthrie said they took it to watch their Thanksgiving Day rival, East Boston, lose to Blue Hills 24-0.  (Here’s the Globe’s coverage of that game.)

“That was a good game,” Guthrie said of the Eastie game.”

For updates, please follow the W-H School Disrtrict at twitter at whathletics or at its blog at www.whathletics.blogspot.com

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