Perry High School varsity football suspended until September 26

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PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Perry High School’s varsity football activities are suspended until September 26.

That’s according to a news release sent by the school district Wednesday, which said the decision was made after a varsity football player tested positive for COVID-19.

“The safety of students and employees in the district’s number one priority,” the release said. “The impacted area will undergo deep cleaning and disinfecting prior to further use.”

What to expect

Perry, which lost to Houston County 17-10 on September 4 and lost to Harris County 14-10 on September 11, will cancel two gamesincluding an away game this Friday against Hampton.

The Panthers’ September 25 home game against Veterans is also canceled, according to the release.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He's from Alabama, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!