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Week 1 High School Football Games Cancelled for Monongalia County Schools

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Monongalia County, home to Morgantown High, University High and Clay-Battelle High, dipped into the red Friday according to West Virginia’s COVID-19 metric. As a result, Gov. Jim Justice called off games featuring those schools scheduled for Friday evening.

Morgantown made the cancellation announcement Friday afternoon on Twitter, as did veteran University head coach John Kelley. Clay-Battelle was scheduled to play Ohio’s Bishop Rosecrans.

University was originally scheduled to visit Parkersburg South. Once the Hawks were out, South moved fast to fill that spot with Cabell Midland. The Knights were originally scheduled to play Riverside, but that game was wiped out when Kanawha County games were called off for the week.

WVSN reported Thursday that Midland had replaced that game with a scrimmage at Fairmont Senior. The Knights were in Fairmont on Friday for the scrimmage when the plans were changed. Instead, Midland’s junior varsity scrimmaged in Fairmont while the varsity squad left East-West Stadium bound for Parkersburg late Friday afternoon.

Knights coach Luke Salmons spoke to WBOY in Fairmont before departing for Parkersburg:

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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