Sep 21, 2019; Clemson, SC, USA; Charlotte 49ers quarterback Chris Reynolds (3) hands the ball off to running back Benny LeMay (32) during the first quarter of the game against the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

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Quarantine forces Charlotte to cancel game at No. 12 UNC

Charlotte canceled Sunday’s game at No. 12 North Carolina due to the impact of COVID-19 on its offensive line.

The school announced Thursday that three 49ers players have tested positive in the past two weeks and several offensive linemen are currently in quarantine, effectively depleting that unit.

“We’re extremely disappointed to have to cancel our game at North Carolina. While I know our team is heartbroken, due to the number of players in quarantine, we could not safely play,” said Charlotte athletic director Mike Hill. “We very much appreciate the University of North Carolina working with us to schedule this game.”

The game at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C., was supposed to be the first-ever meeting between the two schools, which are located about 225 miles apart.

The 49ers (0-1) opened the season with a 35-20 loss at Appalachian State last Saturday. The Tar Heels (1-0) kicked off their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule with a 31-6 victory over visiting Syracuse.

Charlotte said the current situation does not impact the status of its Sept. 26 home opener against Georgia State.

As of Monday, the school said there had been 20 positive results among the 3,150 tests administered to players, coaches and staff since June 10.

–Field Level Media

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