Central Valley quarterback Luke Abshire (10) runs the ball during the first half of a GSL high school football game against Mead, Friday, March 5, 2021, at Central Valley High School.

MEAD, Wash.  - The "Battle of the Bell" game scheduled for Friday night between Mead High School and Mt. Spokane High School has been canceled. 

The Spokane Regional Health District shut the game down after a reported COVID-19 outbreak within Mead's varsity football team. 

Those who purchased tickets are encouraged to hold onto them as the schools are working on a date to reschedule.