Cook football coach Rodgers hospitalized with COVID-19

Cook football coach Jamie Rodgers has been admitted to a hospital to be treated for COVID-19, the Cook football booster club posted on Facebook on Thursday. The post indicated that Rodgers has been home away from the team for 10 days.

Hornet Family! Please say a prayer for Head Coach Jamie Rodgers. He has been battling COVID-19 at home for the past 10...

Posted by Cook High School Touchdown Club on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Cook last week canceled its game with No. 1 Fitzgerald because of COVID-19 exposure to players and coaches on the team. As many as 100 Cook students were being quarantined. Cook also shut down football for two weeks in August before its first game.

Cook, a 5-4 team that has been ranked in the top 10 of Class 2A for four weeks this season, did not have a game schedule this week and is scheduled to play Jefferson County next week in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.

Rodgers is the fifth head football coach in South Georgia to be hospitalized for COVID-19 this season. The others, all recovered, have been Jamey DuBose of Lowndes, Tucker Pruitt of Fitzgerald, Ashley Anders of Tift County and Jeff Kaiser of Statesboro.