Weather prompts schedule change for Kickoff Clash

confoot-30handoffIt didn’t take Mother Nature long to have an impact on the 2014 high school football schedule, and even the Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Clash is not immune.

Conway’s scheduled home game against visiting Wilmington Hoggard (NC) has been postoned from Thursday to Friday as a result of rain and lightning delays last Friday night.

The Wilmington Hoggard vs. South Columbus (NC) contest was postponed due to heavy rain and lightning over the weekend in the Wilmington area, forcing the two teams to scheduled make-up date for Monday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.

To help accommodate the Vikings from playing two games in four days, the Tigers have agreed to reschedule their meeting from Thursday night to 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Backyard in Conway within the Derrick Law Firm Carolinas Kickoff Clash format.

“Honestly, it is the only fair thing to do and I would hope if the roles were reversed my opponent would feel the same way,” said Conway coach Chuck Jordan. “Asking these young men to play a physical football game on only three days’ rest is not only an endangerment to the players but gives any team an unfair advantage who has had the extra time to prepare and heal from their opening game.  We look forward to hosting the Vikings and their fans this Friday night in the Carolinas Kickoff Clash.”

The other four games will be played at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium as scheduled, with Myrtle Beach hosting West Brunswick (NC) on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., and Marlboro County vs. Richmond County on Friday at 8 p.m. The other two games will be played at Shaw Stadium on Saturday, beginning Socastee vs. Southeastern Raleigh at 5:30 p.m., and closing with South Florence vs. New Hanover (NC). Tickets to all games are available online at www.derricklawfirmkickoff.com.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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