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Friday’s matchup between Thomas County Central and Valdosta canceled

Friday’s football game between Thomas County Central and Valdosta High School has been canceled.
Friday’s football game between Thomas County Central and Valdosta High School has been canceled.(WCTV)
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 4:34 PM EDT
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VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) - Friday’s football game between Thomas County Central and Valdosta High School has been canceled, according to the Valdosta City Schools Director of Public Relations, Jennifer Steedley.

In an email, Steedley says the game is off after TCC canceled the matchup.

Yellow Jackets Head Coach Ashley Henderson says he estimates about 24 players and one coach are out of action because of quarantine.

He says it was not wise to play a football game with “a third of your roster missing.” The players were not quarantined because of an isolated incident, instead were quarantined “here and there” because of different cases where the players had direct exposure to the virus.

According to Henderson, the quarantines date back to after their matchup against Wakulla on September 18 through Monday. The third-year coach saying he expects players to start coming back Monday, October 5.

Henderson adds that, currently, no one on the team has tested positive for COVID-19. The Yellow Jackets are hoping to play next week’s contest at home against Callaway.

Steedley says information about ticket refunds will be available by Thursday, October 1, on gocats.org and VCS social media outlets.

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