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Two Lakelands football games scheduled for Friday have been canceled because of COVID-related issues.

Unbeaten Saluda was scheduled to host Ninety Six, but Wildcats coach Matthew Owings said that game won’t happen because of COVID-19 issues within his program.

Instead Saluda, which is the No. 4-ranked in Class 2A, will host Rabun County (Georgia) at 7:30 p.m.

Ware Shoals’ home football game against Whitmire has been canceled because of COVID-19 issues within the Whitmire program, Hornets coach Chris Johnston said.

The school planned to honor the Ware Shoals Hall of Fame inductees at halftime of Friday’s game, but, instead, they will be honored at 1:30 p.m. at the school. Included among the inductees is former Ware Shoals coach Tommy Davis, who led the Hornets to the 1982 Class 1A state championship against Blackville-Hilda.