The Metropolitan Conference high school football game between McClatchy and Florin that was postponed Thursday evening due to a meningitis concern has been rescheduled for Monday night at Monterey Trail at 7 p.m. upon learning that the illness is not considered infectious.
Sacramento City Unified School District administrators and those from McClatchy did not want to risk the potential of further infection Thursday when a McClatchy junior varsity football player became ill earlier in the day. He was hospitalized at UC Davis Medical Center. On Friday, Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County Health Officer, told The Bee, "we received a report from the hospital that it was not infectious disease," that hospitalized the student.
Though health experts deemed it not necessary, the SCUSD issued a deep-cleaning of McClatchy High where the student spent time Thursday.
Due to medical privacy laws, the exact nature of the student's illness and condition were not available.
Monday prep football games in the region are extremely rare. It has happened in the past, generally due to flooding or forest fires that pushed games back.
Florin will have senior night at Monterey Trail, its home stadium, and McClatchy will seek to keep its Metro title hopes alive with a victory. The Lions, led by Bee Prep of the Week Nick Modar at quarterback, is in a close Metro race with Sacramento and Burbank.
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