NETTLETON, Miss. (WTVA) - Due to COVID-19 concerns, Nettleton High School canceled Friday night's football game.
After several positive cases at the high school, administrators decided to close the building for a week. Students are doing virtual learning instead.
There are currently zero positive cases on the football team. Some players are in quarantine.
With no football game, Nettleton High School will see no ticket sales.
"The games being at 25 percent [capacity allowed], it's not going to be as big of a loss as what it would typically be," John Keith said.
Keith is the head football coach and athletic director.
Because of pre-planning, school administrators expected this would be a possibility this season.
With Mississippi schools only allowed to seat 25 percent capacity, Nettleton expects to lose approximately $4,000 on Friday.
"A full crowd and that kind of stuff, it would be a much bigger blow," Keith added.
The school normally pulls in approximately $16,000 on Friday nights.
The originally-scheduled game versus Caledonia was not a divisional game, meaning the cancelation will not affect the Tigers' record for playoff seeding.
Once enough players return from quarantine, Keith looks forward to returning to the gridiron.