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Weather roundup: Trinity set to play after all

NATCHEZ — After deciding to cancel the game, Trinity Episcopal Day School and Bowling Green School will be able to get some football in after all.

Trinity was originally scheduled to play at Bowling Green Friday night, but wet conditions left over from Tropical Storm Isaac led to a decision Wednesday to move the game to Saturday. On Thursday, the schools chose to cancel the games altogether because the Bowling Green field was too saturated.

But Saints head coach Josh Loy said he got a call back from Bowling Green Principal Beverly Young that said they expect the field to be in playable condition come Monday. The Saints will play at Bowling Green at 2 p.m. Monday.

“They also said they had some players displaced due to the storm, which is understandable,” Loy said.

The final decision comes after what Loy described as a “roller-coaster week,” both in dealing with Isaac and getting the game rescheduled. After Monday’s game, Trinity will turn right around and play Silliman Institute on Friday.

“We would have rather played on Saturday,” Loy said. “Two games in five days with 20 football players will be challenging for us, but we were urged to do this by (the MIAS).”

Loy also said there’s a challenge in getting his players refocused after they were initially told they’d be playing on Saturday and then were told the game was canceled.

“We need to play football,” Loy said. “That’s the only way we’re going to get better. It’s just going to be a very awkward week next week. It just adds to my lists of firsts as a coach.”

Centreville game finalized

According to the school’s website, Centreville Academy will get its home game in at 10:30 this morning against Parklane Academy.

Originally scheduled for Friday, Centreville was in the process of negotiating with Parklane Thursday about getting the game moved to either today or Monday. Centreville’s preference was to play the game this morning.