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Central football players sick with swine flu

POSTED: Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 4:50am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

Several members of the Central High School football team have become sick with swine flu. 22 players have confirmed cases.

Another 20 players have missed practice for a variety of other health reasons. The school nurse said the boys spend a lot of time on and off the field, and that's probably how the virus spread so quickly.

Head football coach Sid Edwards said the cases are mild, and doesn't think the team will suffer this season.

Classes begin in a few weeks, and officials plan to hand out sanitizer.