High School Sports

NCHSAA: too soon to know if football season will be extended due to Hurricane Florence

NCHSAA commissioner Que Tucker
NCHSAA commissioner Que Tucker

The commissioner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association said it’s too soon to talk about possibly extending the high school football season due to the arrival of Hurricane Florence.

NCHSAA commissioner Que Tucker NCHSAA

“Like all North Carolinians, the NCHSAA Staff is monitoring the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence,” NCHSAA commissioner Que Tucker said in a statement. “At this time, it is premature to think about whether the regular season will be extended, and playoffs pushed back. Any announcement, if necessary, would come from the NCHSAA office at the appropriate time and would be communicated to member schools before it is communicated to media and the general public via the Association website.”

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In 2016, the NCHSAA extended the season after Hurricane Matthew forced teams to miss games.

Schools throughout the state are moving games up, often to Wednesday, to get games in before the storm. In Mecklenburg County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have moved up all home games to Wednesday with 6 p.m. kickoffs.

At least two area games have been canceled, including a non-conference game between West Mecklenburg and Scotland County.

And if there is any good news, this week more than two dozen Charlotte-area teams had scheduled bye weeks and were not scheduled to play.