Positive COVID-19 test forces Raiders to cancel final Patriot League football game

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HAMILTON — Colgate University announced Wednesday that the football team is unable to play Saturday’s Patriot League game against Holy Cross because of a positive COVID-19 test within the program’s Tier 1 personnel.

The Raiders were scheduled to play their third spring regular season game and first home contest this Saturday against Holy Cross.

“I feel for the players,” Colgate head coach Dan Hunt said. “They sacrificed an incredible amount in order to have this spring season. They never complained and never brought less than 100% every day. With the pod structure, we still were alive to play in the title game. We now begin the process of preparing for the 2021 season, which is right around the corner.”

Colgate finishes its shortened season 0-2 and begins offseason preparations for the 2021 fall campaign.

The Raiders, who lost 40-8 last Saturday at Fordham, open Sept. 4 at Boston College.

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