Hurricane Dorian shuts out Treasure Coast football on Friday night
No high school football teams from the Treasure Coast will be playing on Friday.
Vero Beach, St. Edward’s and Fort Pierce Westwood all postponed their games because of Hurricane Dorian. Sebastian River, which also was scheduled to play Friday, canceled its game on Thursday.
“It came down from the district level,” Vero Beach coach/athletic director Lenny Jankowski said Thursday afternoon. “We as a school were willing to give it a shot and Ft. Lauderdale was, too. I hate canceling on the front end because you don’t know what’s on the back end. We’re both going to look at it and see if and when there’s a possibility to get it (rescheduled). This sport is unique because you only get one a week, everyone plays on Friday and it’s hard to reschedule.
“At this point, we are concerned with everybody’s well-being and safety and that takes precedence over a high school football game. It’s unfortunate.”
Vero Beach was scheduled to host Fort Lauderdale, a regional semifinalist in 2018. Sebastian River was traveling to Stoneman Douglas, St. Edward’s was playing at Leesburg-First Academy and Sebastian River was playing at Deltona.
None of the games have been rescheduled yet.
Six area games were moved to Thursday night, so teams could avoid being delayed by the storm.
This is the first time since Hurricane Irma in 2017 that no games will be played on Friday during the regular season.
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