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High school football: Jefferson cruises past Chestatee
Game will start at 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Stadium
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Chestatee's Adriel Vargas runs with the ball against East Hall during Saturday's game at Vikings Stadium in Gainesville. Photo by Bill Murphy - photo by Bill Murphy

Update: Chestatee remains winless after being defeated at the hands of No. 2 Jefferson 67-12 Thursday night.

Chestatee next faces Flowery Branch (6-2, 3-1 Region 8-4A) on Nov. 13.

For the second time this season, Chestatee will be playing a game on a day not common for high school football. This week, the War Eagles (0-7, 0-3 Region 8-4A) will visit second-ranked Jefferson (6-0, 3-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Stadium. The game was moved forward a day due to a shortage of football officials, said Chestatee coach Shaun Conley. 

Jefferson is one of the strongest teams is Class 4A, winning region games 40-10 against Flowery Branch and 49-0 against Cedar Shoals this season. East Hall had to forfeit to Jefferson, due to a small group of players last month testing positive for coronavirus. 

Only two weeks ago, the War Eagles faced East Hall in a Saturday afternoon game at Vikings Stadium. Despite digging an early four-touchdown hole, Chestatee rallied to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, before falling 55-50. 

The game against East Hall was moved back one day to give the Vikings an extra day of preparation, following the two-week quarantine for the entire team due to players contracting COVID-19. 

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