Portage Central was scheduled to kickoff against East Lansing, but a positive COVID-19 test result from the Mustangs coaching staff forced the game to be canceled.
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The game was scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 and would've been the season opener.
In other areas of Michigan, a different virus was prompting schools to reschedule games.
After a horse tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Calhoun County, health officials recommended schools cancel or reschedule games to avoid mosquitoes, which transmit the virus.
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An aerial spray was expected to start in certain parts of the county next week.