Forecast leads to BTW, Bossier games shifting to Thursday

WET WEEK 1:  Heavy rains to start the season may have influenced decisions to shift two Week 9 games to Thursday from what is forecast to be a rainy Friday night. Evangel’s grass field was damaged beyond repair on Sept. 2.  (Photo by ROY LANG III, Journal Sports)


The potential of more than a half-inch of rain Friday night has resulted in games involving Booker T. Washington and Bossier being moved up to Thursday night in the Week 9 high school football schedule.

BTW will go to Minden and its grass field in “The Pit” on Thursday, not Friday. Unbeaten North DeSoto rolls into Bossier City a day earlier than planned to take on the Bearkats on Thursday on the turf at Memorial Stadium.

Thursday’s slate already had a Northwood-Woodlawn matchup. All games kick at 7 p.m.

Possibly influencing the decisions to play on Thursday:  memories of the torrential rains on Friday night in Week 1 of the season, when rainfall of 2-4 inches turned grass fields into quagmires and created additional challenges for the players. The field at Evangel’s Rodney Duron Stadium was damaged so severely that the team has played on the road since and the  school has installed artificial turf that will be in use for a home game for the first time Friday night.