High School Sports

Butler-Richmond Sr postponed to Saturday

Due to poor field conditions at Providence High, Friday's highly anticipated high school football showdown between Richmond Senior and Butler has been postponed.

The teams will kickoff Saturday at 7 at Providence.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Athletics director Sue Doran said heavy rains in south Charlotte Thursday night had left Providence's field very wet. School officials didn't think it was playable.

The game has been moved from Butler because it's 2500 seat stadium isn't large enough for the anticipated crowd. Providence's stadium sits about 6,000.

Doran said all other CMS games would be played and that could mean an even larger crowd Saturday since Butler-Richmond would be the only local prep football game.