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Running back Klivert Many carries the ball during Etowah’s season-opening game against Creekview last week. The Eagles’ Week 2 game at Forsyth Central was canceled due to the coronavirus within the Etowah program.

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.

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