Approaching storm forces football schedule scramble

nmbfoot-conwaylineThe anticipated arrival of Tropical Storm Hermine to the Grand Strand is forcing local high school football teams to call an audible on Friday night’s schedule.

Forecasts called for Hermine, which is currently known as Tropical Depression 9, to strengthen and make landfall in the Florida Panhandle before crossing over to the Atlantic Ocean and paralleling the coast.

Heavy winds and rains are expected to arrive on the Strand by Friday, creating a potential travel hazard, poor game conditions and low attendance for Friday night’s schedule.

The first game to switch to Thursday is the Coney Bowl between Carolina Forest and host St. James. Kickoff time is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Shark Tank.

Other schools moving games up to Thursday night  includes Conway at home against Wilson (7p.m.), and North Myrtle Beach hosting West Brunswick (7 p.m.). Myrtle Beach was already scheduled to play Thursday at West Florence (7:30 p.m.).

Photo by Joel Beachum

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