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Coach, team disappointed as Chix season comes to an end

Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 17:56:14-04

ZEELAND, Mich. — Zeeland East ended their season Wednesday night as both the city's schools went to virtual learning.

“We had a positive case" Derek Pennington, Zeeland East's Head Coach says 'one and done' is the case for the Chix.

“That was really a difficult conversation yesterday." Pennington said. "At the end of the school day, we had to tell them we were all in quarantine, and that we were shut down,”

Pennington says this is a disappointing end to the year to say the least.

“We had 44 kids on the roster, and they were all at practice the day before and they were all healthy.” said Pennington.

Pennington is aware of other area programs who've had players test positive. Those programs only quarantined part of the team, but Zeeland East is following the Ottawa County Health Departments recommendations.

“Kids don’t get it. They don’t get why we’re doing it." Pennington tells FOX 17 ending the season as other teams play on is the worst possible outcome. "[There's] a lot of frustration, a lot of sadness, and a lot of anger,”