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Tolton cancels football game on Friday “out of respect for the game”


Tolton has canceled its football game on Friday against Macon, according to a release. A spokesman confirmed to ABC 17 news this is not COVID-19 related.

The school said the Blazers entered the season with just 19 players, and they suffered multiple injuries against Hallsville this past Friday night.

"Head Coach Michael Egnew, Athletic Trainer Bryce Roark, and Athletic Director Gary Link met on Saturday morning to assess the overall condition of our team," Tolton coordinator of strategic communications Joe Bradley said in a release. "It was decided that out of respect for the game of football, it was in the best interest of our players to not play Macon High School this coming Friday night, September 4."

Tolton will still practice every day, and the school will decide if it will play week-to-week based on the current condition of the team.

"When all three believe we have enough healthy players to compete in a game and respect the sport of football the right way, we will play," Bradley said.

Tolton is 0-1 on the season after losing to Hallsville 53-0 in Week 1.

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Andrew Kauffman

Andrew Kauffman is ABC 17’s sports director. He started working at the station in 2015.


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