BY JEFF FALK
The worst flooding in 40 years has a way of putting things in perspective. Things like scholastic football just don’t seem to have quite the same meaning.
One of the least important things affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee was Friday night’s Lebanon County high school football schedule. Tuesday and Wednesday’s torrential downpours wiped out the entire local slate, forcing school districts to postpone games to a later time.
The most interesting postponement involved the Cedar Crest at Conrad Weiser tilt, originally scheduled for Robesonia. The non-league contest will now be played on the turf of the Falcons’ Earl Boltz Stadium, Sunday at 2 p.m..
So much for the Sabbath being sacred. In the past, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Assocation had really shyed away from playing on Sundays.
Meanwhile, Friday’s scheduled Hamburg at Annville-Cleona has been moved to the end of the season. The non-league game will be played Friday, Nov. 9 in Annville.
In the case that either club qualifies for the District Three playoffs, the make-up will be cancelled.
All four of Lebanon County’s other scholastic squads will play Monday at 6 p.m.. Northern Lebanon will visit Lebanon High and Lebanon Alumni Stadium, Elco will travel to Pine Grove and Palmyra will make the trek to Boiling Springs.