Trinity’s game vs. Bowling Green canceled

Published 12:01 am Friday, August 31, 2012

NATCHEZ — The Trinity Episcopal Day School football team would have needed snorkels and wet suits along with helmets and shoulder pads to play its game this weekend at Bowling Green School.

The field at Bowling Green in Franklinton, La., is currently under water, Trinity head coach Josh Loy said, and flooding in the town forced Bowling Green to cancel its game with the Saints this week.

“They called, and apparently their coach’s house in Hammond, La., has no power and his house is about to flood,” Loy said. “Their principal called and was very apologetic.”

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Loy said the cancelation ends a hectic week for the Saints.

“There is no way to prepare for a week like this,” Loy said. “As a coach, it’s very challenging, but we have to move forward.”

Loy said the Saints met Thursday afternoon for a walkthrough and workout.

“We wanted to get them out of the house,” he said. “We scratched the game plan for Bowling Green and switched to Silliman.”

Loy said the Saints needed to play this week, but he understands that you cannot beat the weather. He said the Saints would have to adjust and move forward.

“We were ready to play football,” he said. “We needed to play and experience some good things on the football field.”

Trinity was also forced to miss practice Tuesday and Wednesday, and Loy said this week was definitely a change in routine.

“Monday we threw a lot of information at them knowing the weather was coming,” he said. “It was not a typical Monday, and it has not been a normal week.”

Trinity will try to get back on track before its game Sept. 7 at Silliman Institute.