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Wildcat Football Game Cancelled Due to Lightning

After several lightning strikes continued to delay the start of the Wildcat versus Lucas Lovejoy football game at Prim stadium Friday night, Sulphur Springs Administrators determined to cancel the game. Tickets purchased for the Wildcat vs. Lovejoy game set for Friday night, September 7,may use their tickets for the Friday, September 14th game featuring the Wildcats vs. Terrell.  

According to Wildcat Head Coach Greg Owens, “Due to weather and lightning we have cancelled the game. We have been under a lightning alert–anything inside 10 miles–since 4:45 pm today and radar shows that it’s not letting up. UIL rules state that we must wait 30 minutes after the last strike within the 10 mile range. We also decided not to play tomorrow.”

Both teams are starting district next week. The game will not be made up because it is not a district game and there are no playoff ramifications, according to Owens. Lovejoy is also in a nine team district.

Owens said, “I hate it for kids, coaches, and fans. We have prepared and worked so hard to play just 10 games and to cancel one is unfortunate. I know it’s the right decision for the safety of our kids, but we sure hate not to play. Well, the positive side is that we are healthy for district play.”

Author: Staff Reporter

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