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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Friday night's varsity football game against Staley and Liberty North high schools has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. 

According to Staley High School Principal Larry Smith, several confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases involving members of the football team have been reported. 

Team practices scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday have also been canceled to complete contract tracing and notify students who may have been exposed.

"I know this may be disappointing news for our players, families, and students who show up to support our student-athletes each week," Smith said. "Our hope is that we can return next week stronger than ever, ready to celebrate a very special homecoming week." is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

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