Weather plays role again

Published 2:50 pm Sunday, April 15, 2007

Talk about bad timing for the Natchez High Bulldogs and head coach Charlie Williams.

Natchez High was scheduled to play its regular-season finale Saturday afternoon at Franklin County, but inclement weather forced the game to be cancelled.

“We would have like to have gotten it in because we haven’t played in a week,” Williams said. “But I’m going to try one game in next Monday or Tuesday. I don’t know how it’s going to work.”

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With the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs set to begin Thursday, the last thing Natchez High needed was for another game to be cancelled. The Bulldogs were supposed to take on Jim Hill in Jackson last Tuesday in the Division 6-5A finale, but that game was called off and was not rescheduled.

Natchez High will go into the Class 5A playoffs as the runner-up in Division 6-5A.

“We’re likely to play George County,” Williams said. “They’re in Division (7).”

Not only that, but the Rebels are the Division 7-5A champions.

The first game of the best-of-three series will take place Thursday at George County. Game two will be Friday at Chester Willis. Game three, if necessary, will be Saturday at George County. The times for each game will be determined Monday.

After Bowling Green decided not to travel to Natchez for a doubleheader against Trinity and ACCS, the Saints and the Rebels were scheduled to take on each other Saturday at 1 p.m. at ACCS. Unfortunately, that game was cancelled as well due to unplayable conditions after heavy rain hit the city Saturday morning.

The ACCS Lady Rebels were scheduled to participate in the Parklane Tournament in McComb, but that, too, was rained out.

And for the second time in two weeks, Block was scheduled to travel to Montgomery to face the Tigers in a District 3-1A game, only to be rained out again. The two teams will take on each other at Montgomery Friday at 3:30 p.m. And the good news for Block and Montgomery is that sunshine is forecast for that day.