Due to the massive flooding in Boulder and Longmont, all athletic events scheduled for Thursday and Friday in the Boulder Valley School District and the St. Vrain Valley School District have been postponed.
Officials from both districts announced early Thursday that the extensive rain and flooding that soaked Boulder County would cause the postponement of all Thursday events. That list was extended to all events through Friday for both districts in the middle of the afternoon after conditions worsened.
The BVSD released a revamped football schedule late Thursday afternoon for games that originally were scheduled for either Thursday or Friday.
Warrior Stadium at Centaurus High School will host a doubleheader on Saturday, with Niwot taking on Class 4A No. 1 Monarch at 4 p.m. followed by Rangeview against Fairview at 7:30 p.m.
Centaurus will visit Roosevelt while Boulder travels to French Field to take on Poudre. Both kickoffs are Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Loveland’s visit to Broomfield has been moved to Saturday at 7 p.m.
“We’d been working on it since 8 a.m. (Thursday) with all sorts of scenarios and contingencies,” BVSD athletic director Michele DeBerry said. “We’re glad we could bring it all together.”
With Boulder Canyon a mess, Nederland’s visit to Clear Creek will now happen after the weekend, with kickoff slated for Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Nederland coach Aaron Jones agreed to the Monday date when he believed Saturday was not an option, as the BVSD has no other athletic events scheduled for Saturday due to Yom Kippur. Now the Panthers not only lose one advantage — Nederland had been coming off a bye and were scheduled to play Thursday against a small Clear Creek squad coming off a short week — but they will have to endure a short week themselves before playing and always-strong Platte Canyon team on Saturday the 21st.
The Colorado High School Activities Association announced during the day Thursday it would allow schools to reschedule games on Monday if necessary.”We can’t practice (Thursday) and we can’t practice Friday,” Jones said. “We were excited because we think this is a game we can compete in. But I’m safe. And from all I’ve heard all my players are safe. We can’t moan and groan about it.”
One of the week’s marquee matchups, the upstart Mead Mavericks visiting Class 3A No. 4 Holy Family, has been moved to Saturday at 1 p.m. As of Thursday night the fate of the Tigers’ softball game Friday against D’Evelyn remained undecided, but athletic director Ben Peterson admitted he “can’t see a way we’ll be able to play.”
Shining Mountain cancelled its volleyball game scheduled for Thursday night against Rocky Mountain Lutheran. As of Thursday night Shining Mountain athletic director Mike Hawkes said the Lions’ cross country teams still planned to attend the annual Liberty Bell Invitational in Littleton, but added that decision would be made Friday morning.
“It depends if we can get out of Boulder safely,” Hawkes said.
Below is a glance at new game times. Check BoCoPreps.com for updates to this report.
Boys tennis: Longmont at Mountain View, Monday, 3:30 p.m.
Softball: Rocky Mountain at Fairview, Wednesday Sept. 18, 4:15 p.m.; Erie at Mead, Monday Sept. 16, 4 p.m.
Volleyball: Rocky Mountain Lutheran at Shining Mountain, Monday Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
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