Flu Outbreak Forces Postponement Of High School Football Game

A High School coach in the east says some of his players are sick but not ready to call it the Swine Flu.

So as of now the game Friday versus West Craven has been canceled and moved to Monday night. School officials say as of Tuesday 17 of the 35 players had caught the flu bug.

The head coach says he began to notice something when some of his players looked perfectly healthy in the morning but then looked very sick by the time school was out. Bubba Williams says some of their flu like symptoms are very similar to the H1N1 virus.

The schools principal says attendance for the entire school has been steady at 96 percent. And the number of students absent or no more than normal this time of year.

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A high school football team here in Eastern Carolina has canceled Friday night's game because of the flu.

The Eastern Wayne home game against West Craven has been moved to Monday because so many players at the Wayne County school have the flu.

The school system says 14 of the 43 members of the team have come down with what they say is seasonal flu. Coaches felt it best to reschedule the game to ensure the safety of all the players.


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