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Clinton High football opener changed due to COVID

The Red Devils will face Emerald on Sept. 24 after Union Co. temporarily ceased football activities due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program.

The Clinton High School football team’s season opener next week will still happen, but it will be against a different opponent.

Union County, the Red Devils’ scheduled opponent for Sept. 25, ceased all football activities through at least Sept. 27 due to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 within the program.

With the Yellow Jackets out of the mix for the opening weekend of high school football, CHS scrambled to find a new opponent and will host Emerald High School on Thursday, Sept. 24. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Emerald was to play Broome but the Centurions were also forced to suspend activities due to positive COVID-19 tests.

A Red Devils junior varsity game at Emerald is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.

Alexander said the game against Union County will be rescheduled at a later date.


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