H.S. Football Schedule Changes Due To Weather

Here are the latest area high school football varsity schedule changes due to the threatening Gulf Of Mexico weather. West football’s district opener against Moody, moved up to Thursday night at 7:00 at Flour Bluff. West Sub-varsity games are Wednesday: 1) Freshmen Red @CC Moody HS at 5 pm 2) JV Red @CC Moody HS at 6:30 pm 3) Freshmen White @Calhoun at 6 pm 4) JV White @Calhoun at 7:30 pm VISD’s Shawna Currie tells me a decision will be made Wednesday morning on the playing of East football’s Homecoming game at Memorial Stadium Friday night against Miller. St. Joseph varsity football will now play at Industrial Thursday night at 7:00. The JV football game between the Flyers and Cobras will be Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 at the St. Joe Field Of Dreams. Fourth ranked Goliad football’s home game against George West, changed to Thursday night at 7:00. Ganado football’s game at Odem, moved up to Thursday night at 7:00. Refugio football’s game at Aransas Pass, moved to Thursday night at 7:00. Bloomington football will once again have to play a home game away from home this Friday night.
Bloomington ISD superintendent Abbie Barnett, telling me Tuesday that the Bobcat football home game against Louise has been moved to Sandcrab Stadium in Port Lavaca Friday night. The Bobcats lost there in a home game to Palacios last Friday night. Barnett tells me the reason for the change, they cannot get the new scoreboard into Bloomington’s stadium until there’s a couple of dry days. That way the crane truck can come into the stadium and install the new scoreboard. Barnett adds there could be a long time down the season for that to happen. The Bloomington stadium was severely damaged by Harvey. The last time Bobcat football played a game in that stadium was October 28, 2016.

Tickets, for Victoria East vs CC Miller on Friday, September 14, at 7:30 PM, at Memorial Stadium, will be on sale at the VISD Athletic Office located at 3001 Miori Lane, Wednesday, September 12, through Friday, September 14, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Ticket prices are $7.00 for reserved, $6.00 general admission, and $4.00 for students. A limited number of pre-paid parking passes will be sold for $2.00. All tickets at the gate are $8.00.

Tickets for Victoria West vs CC Moody, at Cabaniss Multipurpose, are $5.00 for adult general admission, and $3.00 student tickets. All tickets at the gate are $7.00.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – The Latest on Hurricane Florence’s impact on college football (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

Several schools in Virginia and South Carolina aren’t waiting to adjust their schedules with Hurricane Florence looming.

In South Carolina, Charleston Southern’s game at The Citadel on Saturday in Charleston has been postponed to Nov. 29 – as long as neither has qualified for the FCS playoffs.

In Virginia, James Madison has moved its home opener against Robert Morris from Saturday to Thursday night to get ahead of the storm. William & Mary has canceled events from Friday through Sunday, including its football opener against Elon on Saturday.

In addition, Hampton is postponing all athletics events from Friday through Tuesday, including Saturday’s football game against Tennessee State. Neither school announced a date for the games to be played.

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2:15 p.m.

It’s unclear when the UCF-North Carolina and West Virginia-North Carolina State games could be rescheduled after Hurricane Florence, if at all.

UNC’s bye weekend is Oct. 6 but UCF hosts SMU that day in an American Athletic Conference matchup. UCF’s only open weekend comes Oct. 27, but that’s when the Tar Heels visit Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

In its news release, UCF says it’s “unlikely” that the school could replace UNC with another game since there’s a Thursday home game against Temple following its open weekend to leave a short week of preparation.

North Carolina State’s open weekend is Oct. 13, but West Virginia is playing at Iowa State that day. The Mountaineers’ open weekend comes Oct. 20 while the Wolfpack travels to No. 2 Clemson.

The other option is the weekend of Dec. 1, though that could conflict with conference championship games.

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1:35 p.m.

Hurricane Florence is forcing Duke to travel early for Saturday’s game at Baylor in Texas.

Duke coach David Cutcliffe says the team will leave Durham on Thursday instead of its typical Friday departure because it’s “our best opportunity to get out.” From there, the Blue Devils will find a high school near Waco to hold a final practice and walk-through before the game.

It’s unclear if some other games in the Carolinas or Virginia could be affected by the storm.

In South Carolina, No. 2 Clemson hosts Georgia Southern in the afternoon while South Carolina hosts Marshall that night.

In Virginia, No. 13 Virginia Tech hosts East Carolina while Virginia and Ohio meet in afternoon games.

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1:10 p.m.

North Carolina State’s home game against No. 14 West Virginia won’t take place Saturday with Hurricane Florence approaching the state.

The schools announced the change Tuesday afternoon, citing the “increasing likelihood of severe and unsafe conditions.” The school said the decision came after discussions with West Virginia, the Atlantic Coast Conference and emergency management officials.

It’s unclear if the game will be rescheduled.

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12:50 p.m.

North Carolina’s game against No. 18 UCF won’t take place Saturday and Wake Forest’s Thursday night matchup with Boston College will start two hours earlier due to Hurricane Florence.

The Tar Heels were set to play their first home game in Chapel Hill after two road losses. But UNC announced Tuesday afternoon that the game wouldn’t be played as scheduled, though the schools will continue discussions on whether to play the game later this season.

In a statement, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham called it “the sensible decision at this time” with Florence’s projected path carrying the storm through the state.

The Atlantic Coast Conference also announced that Wake Forest’s game against BC in Winston-Salem will now start at 5:30 p.m. to get done earlier with Florence approaching the Carolinas’ coastline Thursday and Friday.

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