The H1N1 flu virus continues to spread throughout the southeast.
Here in Alabama, one college had to cancel it’s football game after too many players became ill.
An early flu season claims yet another victim: the first home game of the 2009 football season at Stillman College.
After several players came down with flu-like symptoms earlier this week, the game against Clark Atlanta University was cancelled.
"We all gotta understand its just a football game, we gotta just worry about the well being of our students here at Stillman Ccollege and also the public and visiting team,” L.C. Cole.
The game would have marked the first year coach's home debut at Stillman College, but he says this is the best decision for his players.
"We got a long season ahead of us and the worst thing to do is put a kid out there not at full strength, full speed, end up getting hurt, then you lose them the full season," added Cole.
The first home game of Stillman's season will be next Saturday against Albany State. One senior player says the team will be all the more hungry to play.
"We're gonna be well rested at that and so we'll be ready to get back on the field, get back into action,” said football player Courtney Williams.
The team had the week off to recuperate and they'll get back to practicing on Sunday.