Etowah saw its football game set for Friday night at Forsyth Central canceled.
The cancellation appeared to be related to the coronavirus.
“We received a call from the administrators at Etowah High School. In good conscience, they will not send their team to play (Friday’s) game, as they have had a fresh bout with COVID-19,” Forsyth Central principal Matt Young said in a statement posted on social media. “While we are incredibly frustrated — for obvious reasons — we understand that every school administration must do what they feel is best for the safety of their students and staff.”
Forsyth Central, whose Sept. 4 season opener against Blessed Trinity was also canceled due to the coronavirus, attempted to look for a last-minute replacement to play in Etowah’s place, but administrators could not find one.
Etowah, which was coming off a season-opening 14-13 loss to Creekview, is scheduled to return to the field next week at River Ridge.