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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Isaac could impact Crosstown Classic

The annual Crosstown Classic meeting between Lafayette and Oxford at Oxford’s Bobby Holcomb Field is still on for Thursday according to OHS Athletics Director Johnny Hill. While bad weather associated with Tropical Storm Isaac could still impact the contest, which is scheduled to be broadcast live by Fox Sports South and sponsored by C Spire Wireless as part of the Bright Lights: Football series,  Hill said after talking with TV officials this morning that the plan was still to play the game if possible.

Hill said that the weather forecast has the Oxford area receiving two to six inches of rain and winds of 15 to 20 miles per hour Thursday.

Hill also said that the video replay board that was scheduled to be set up for the game will not be used due to the weather and that fireworks would not be used if it is raining at game time

If weather negatively impacts the contest to where it can’t be played, Hill said playing the game on Monday is probable. He added that if the game was moved, TV would be out for the annual contest.

Todd Kelly, the Director of Development for the MHSAA, said this morning the weather was a concern for all games that were scheduled to be played in the state this weekend and that the organization was watching the weather to help schools make a final decision to play or not.

Kelly was preparing to issue a release after talking with MHSAA Executive Director Don Hinton. Kelly added that decisions on re-scheduling or postponing games are usually left to the schools but the MHSAA would step in if there was a dispute or disagreement between the two schools over the schedule. (August 28, 2012, Page 7)

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