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Callaway won’t play first-round game

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

For the 12th time in the past 13 seasons, the Callaway Cavaliers have made it past the first round of the state playoffs.

The Cavaliers didn’t even have to play a game to accomplish that this year.

Banks County, which was supposed to play Callaway on Saturday, has forfeited the game because of Covid-19 quarantine procedures.

That means Callaway will be one of the last 16 Class AA teams in the state playoffs, and it will be at home next week for a second-round game. Callaway’s opponent will either be Lovett or Pepperell, who play on Saturday.

Callaway (7-1) won the Region 5-AA championship with last week’s 30-17 victory over Heard County.