The ULM Warhawks at Troy Trojans football game has been canceled due to COVID-19, it was announced on Monday.
The two schools were scheduled to meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Ala., on Thursday, Dec. 17. The game was canceled due to “…the Warhawks not having enough players available to play the game.”
“The combination of positive COVID tests, contact tracing and injuries made it impossible to safely play the season finale at Troy,” ULM Athletics Director Scott McDonald. “Our No. 1 priority throughout this uniquely challenging season has been maintaining a safe environment for our student-athletes.
“I’m disappointed for the senior student-athletes from both schools, who won’t have the opportunity to close out their careers in the appropriate manner.”
ULM finishes the 2020 season 0-10 and 0-7 in Sun Belt Conference action. The school fired head football coach Matt Viator last week.
“We are extremely disappointed in the news that ULM will not have enough players available to play Thursday’s game,” Troy Director of Athletics Brent Jones said. “I am very appreciative to ULM Athletics Director Scott McDonald and Sun Belt Commissioner Keith Gill for their open lines of communication in this process. My heart hurts for our student-athletes, coaches and staff who have worked tirelessly since they returned to campus in June with the intention of playing a full 12-game schedule. To our fans, thank you for your tremendous support all season long and for once again making The Vet an electric atmosphere each and every week.”
Troy finishes their season 5-6 overall and 3-4 in Sun Belt play. The Trojans dropped their final contest of the season on Saturday at home against Coastal Carolina, 42-38.