The AHSAA Week 3 Class 5A Region 3 matchup between the Central High School Falcons and the Demopolis Tigers has been cancelled due to a COVID-19 outbreak at Central.

According to the Tuscaloosa Thread, Central High School has 21 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and 68 total students in quarantine as of this week.

"We will not be participating in the game this Friday, Sept. 3 due to health and safety precautions due to COVID-19. However we do anticipate a full return to practice and game preparations prior to our next scheduled game on Sept. 17 against Marbury," said Central head coach Rodney Bivens.

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Photo Courtesy of The West Alabama Watchman on FB

Central will be forced to forfeit the matchup with the Tigers due to it's COVID-19 status. The loss drops the Falcons' record to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in region play.

The Falcons will have a scheduled bye in Week 4 and get back into action in region play on the road against the Marbury Bulldogs on Sept. 17.

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