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Southlake Carroll vs. Denton Guyer latest high school football game to be canceled due to COVID-19

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Updated at 3:09 p.m. Monday with the cancelation of Carroll and Denton Guye

A number of high school football games have been canceled or postponed this week in North Texas, with the most recent announcement of Carroll vs. Denton Guyer on Oct. 16.

Carroll ISD sent out a press release Monday, saying that a Carroll student-athlete who tested positive for COVID-19 was last at an athletic event on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The game will not be rescheduled this season, and the game will be ruled a no-contest.

Thursday's freshman and junior varsity games between Carroll and Denton Guyer will be played as scheduled.

The Allen vs. Tyler Legacy game on Oct. 16 has also been canceled.

Allen High School canceled its Oct. 9 game against Cedar Hill after two Allen student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said. 

They decided to cancel the game against Cedar Hill "out of an abundance of caution" and in "the best interest" of the athletes.

Saturday morning, district officials said, additional lab-confirmed positive tests of COVID-19 were reported. The exact number of positive tests has not been released yet. 

District officials said Allen plans to host their next home football game on Oct. 30 against McKinney Boyd. 

In the past few weeks, other cancellations have been announced due to COVID-19.

Colleyville Heritage High School announced last Wednesday that both varsity football games on Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 have been canceled while JV and Freshmen games would go on as scheduled.

This announcement came after a varsity football player tested positive for COVID-19, according to Grapevine-Colleyville ISD.

Aledo ISD canceled its high school varsity football game against Waco University on Oct. 16 due to a "COVID-19 quarantine" situation from its opponent, according to a post from the district's Twitter account.

This would have been Aledo High School's homecoming game. The district is working to find a new opponent for that week.

Thursday night's varsity football game that was planned between Rider High School and Midlothian High School was canceled after a Midlothian student athlete testing positive for COVID-19.

A Boswell vs. Burleson Centennial varsity game scheduled for Friday was canceled due to a positive case at Burleson Centennial.

There will not be a replacement game and pre-purchased tickets will be refunded through Burleson ISD.

A varsity game scheduled Thursday between Thomas Jefferson High School and Poteet High School was canceled after a student-athlete at Jefferson High School tested positive, Dallas ISD said.

It will not be rescheduled.

Prosper High School's football team announced Thursday that its next two varsity games against Desoto and Arlington Lamar would be canceled as the school is currently dealing with 14 active cases.

The team plans to play its first district game against Little Elm on Oct. 23.

Next week’s Frisco Lone Star vs. Frisco Independence game is also off, due to COVID quarantines within the Independence program.

A number of games were canceled the previous week as well.

Eline De Bruijn also contributed to this report.

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