Battle High School has canceled their varsity football game vs. Capital City High School for Friday night out of an abundance of caution due to a recent positive COVID-19 test.

According to a note posted on the Battle Athletics Twitter feed, the athletic department says "they are working through the appropriate protocols in regards to the positive test result and close contract tracing. The health and well-being of players, staff, and families is our top priority."

Capital City High School announced a new opponent for Friday night's game at Adkins Stadium. They will now play Agape Boarding School in a non-conference matchup and said they looked forward to playing Battle in the future.

Battle Athletic Director Alex Huck told ABC 17/Fox 22 the Battle football team will continue to practice this week, and hopes to reschedule their conference game with Capital City later this season. He cited last year's game that was canceled, and then rescheduled later in the season, against the Smith-Cotton Tigers.

Battle is scheduled to play the Smith-Cotton Tigers a month from now in Sedalia, on Friday, October 1.

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