Due to forecasts of impending weather that could potentially dump massive amounts of rain on Southwest Virginia, Carroll County has announced changes to its athletic schedules.
Like many other schools in the area, Carroll County announced Monday afternoon its varsity football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14 at Pulaski County High School will be moved up a day. The game is now scheduled to be played Thursday, September 13 at 6 p.m., instead of the normal time of 7 p.m.
Carroll County Athletic Director Darrin Matthews said that decision was officially made around 1 p.m. on Monday after speaking with Pulaski County officials about weather forecasts for Hurricane Florence. Some weather models are predicting the storm could bring as much as 30 inches of rain to Southwest Virginia.
“Everybody is moving their games to Wednesday or Thursday that I am aware of,” Matthews said. “We are just trying to beat the storm. We just hope we can beat it.”
Moving the varsity football game will have trickle-down effects to other athletic events. For instance, Matthews said the JV football game with Pulaski scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13 has been postponed indefinitely. It will most likely not be played this week, he said. Additionally, Carroll’s volleyball game at Floyd on the same day most likely will also be postponed, but that is not yet official, Matthews said.
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