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Photo Caption: East Limestone vs. Lee High School football 9.3.2020 East Limestone running back Jordan Gardner is stopped by Lee Defense as Tyler Moore (75) has his helmet ripped off by Lee’s Jerius Smith (14). East Limestone vs. Lee High School football Thursday Sept.3, 2020. (Bob Gathany – preps@AL.com)
Make it five Alabama high schools in two days that have canceled games due to COVID-19 concerns.
A day after Hazel Green and Wetumpka announced temporary coronavirus football shut downs, Lee-Huntsville, Jacksonville High and Mortimer Jordan followed suit.
Huntsville City Schools announced that Lee will forfeit this Friday’s game against James Clemens with hopes of resuming its season Oct. 2 against Brewer.
HCS chief communications officer Craig Williams told AL.com that one individual associated with the team has tested positive for COVID-19. He said less than 10 individuals associated with the program are in self-quarantine.
Lee-Huntsville is 1-3 overall and has lost three straight games.
Jacksonville City Schools announced Tuesday morning on its Facebook page that a Jacksonville High School virtual student who is a football player has tested positive for COVID-19.
“As a result, additional players were identified as close contacts,” the post noted. “To maintain the safety of the student athletes, Jacksonville High School’s game with (Class 3A No. 1) Piedmont High School on Sept. 25 and the game with Handley High School on Oct. 2 have been canceled.”
Jacksonville entered the week at 4-1 following last week’s 44-20 victory over Munford.
Also this week, Mortimer Jordan announced it is following COVID protocols after a positive text and would not play Briarwood this week.