High School Football Games Rescheduled Due to Isaac
Local high school officials have rescheduled several football games that were set for Friday, Aug. 31, due to the heavy rain Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to drop on Arkansas.
Charleston head coach Doug Loughridge said the school made the decision to play Thursday instead of Friday in the best interests of the team and fans.
“Yes, we can play in the rain and all of that, but with a 30-mile-an-hour wind, there might be three people here,” Loughridge said.
The head coach at Paris High School, Bryan Hutson, said their team also planning to kick the season off one night early.
“Playing in a little rain is a lot better than playing in a foot of water,” Hutson said.
With both teams playing Thursday instead of Friday, the coaches say they’re hoping to see a packed house for their first games of the season.
“They’re excited. They’re ready to play,” Loughridge said. “We’ve been practicing for six weeks with two-a-days and we’ve had all summer. They’re ready to hit somebody beside themselves and to see what we can do. They’re ready to play the game.”
Other schools have also decided to play on Thursday, Aug. 30, instead of Friday.
Isaac was downgraded from a hurricane to tropical storm Wednesday afternoon.
Games Moved to Thursday:
Charleston at Clarksville
Johnson County Westside at Paris
Van Buren at Alma
Dardanelle at Danville
Rogers at Mountain Home