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Avoca/Prattsburgh bows out of Section V boys soccer play-offs after opponent refuses to wear masks

The Avoca/Prattsburgh varsity boys soccer team has withdrawn from Friday’s scheduled Section V, Class D2 quarterfinal game against Scio, citing a disagreement over the wearing of masks.

In a joint statement from Avoca Superintendent Stephen Saxton and Prattsburgh Superintendent Kory Bay, the Steuben County schools claimed the Scio program is “refusing to wear face coverings.”

“They have not and will not require their athletes to wear masks,” stated the Avoca and Prattsburgh superintendents. “We cannot put our student athletes at risk by allowing them to play an unmasked opponent.”

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