HCOMETS

Halifax County High School quarterback Kameron Roberts (4) runs to the outside as he looks to pick up some yardage during a March 12 Piedmont District game at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.

For the second consecutive week, Halifax County High School has canceled its varsity football game citing issues not related to COVID-19.

High school administrators announced Wednesday morning they were punting Saturday’s game against Patrick County High School.

Echoing reasons highlighted last week, school officials blamed injuries — game and practice related — making it “unsafe for the remaining players to compete this week and possibly in future competitions.”

The pandemic also has severely impacted students participating in football this spring.

“The health of our student athletes is our top priority,” administrators wrote in a Wednesday morning email. “The health status of our program will be evaluated on a daily basis and we will make decisions on future games on a weekly basis.”