Thursday, May 23, 2013
The remnants of Hurricane Earl will be felt in Maine this weekend, but most of the football action is tentatively scheduled to go on as planned.
There was one change, with Cony and Mt. Ararat deciding to kick off in Topsham an hour earlier, at 6 p.m.
Here’s a quick rundown of the rest of the action:
Lawrence at Brewer, Friday, 7 p.m.: Lawrence athletic director Bill MacManus said the game will be played as scheduled.
Winslow at Gardiner, Friday, 7 p.m.: Gardiner coach Jim Palmer said Thursday there has been talk of moving opening kickoff to 6 p.m. However, as of Thursday night the game is still scheduled for 7 p.m.
Morse at Waterville, Saturday, 11 a.m.: The game will be played at Colby College.
Campbell Conference Class C
Madison at Winthrop, Friday, 7 p.m.: Winthrop athletic director Mike Jack said the game will go on as scheduled. While the Labor Day holiday was built in as a possible postponement date, schools would lose their junior varsity games Monday should that happen. Jack said the decision to keep the game at 7 p.m. was “pretty firm.”
Maranacook at Traip, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.: Maranacook athletic director Al MacGregor said he’s been in contact with Traip officials and the game will go on as scheduled. A final decision will be made early Friday, but MacGregor doesn’t expect things to change.
Oak Hill at Lisbon, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.: Oak Hill athletic director Bill Fairchild said Thursday the close proximity of the schools allows for some flexibility to the schedule.
While he maintains the game is expected to go on as scheduled, he added, “we could decide to play later in the day if we want, but it looks like the storm will be moving out Saturday afternoon.”
Fairchild said both teams would prefer to delay opening kickoff than postpone the game to Monday.
MCI at Bucksport, Friday, 7 p.m.: MCI coach Tom Bertrand said the game would go on as scheduled.
John Bapst at Mt. View, Saturday, 1 p.m.: The game will be played as scheduled.
Check back here for updates as Hurricane Earl makes its way to the Northeast.
Gary Hawkins has worked at the Kennebec Journal since 1980. His primary beats are baseball, boys basketball, girls and boys soccer and golf.