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November 23, 2013

Weather sets back 3 games

ENID, Okla. — Thanks to forecasts of a potential winter storm, some Oklahoma teams were not, in fact, ready for some football.

Games scheduled in Cherokee, Okeene and Hennessey were pushed from Friday night to today after the weather scare gave traveling teams pause.

District C-3 champion Cherokee (11-0)  hosts C-1 third seed Balko (9-2) at 2 p.m. A-1 champ Okeene (9-1) hosts A-3 No. 3 seed Cashion (9-2) at 2 p.m. and 2A-1 top seed Hennessey (10-1)  hosts Washington (9-2), A-3’s No. 2 seed, at 1 p.m.

The National Weather Service forecasted sub-freezing temperatures and wind gusts of at least 23 mph at all three host locations, with chances of precipitation looming between all three traveling teams and their destinations.

“(Washington) called us and said they felt like the roads were going to be too bad to get here and get back safely,” said Hennessey head coach Rick Luetjen.“They felt like it was unsafe, and that was OK.”

As of early Friday evening, 20 games across the state were pushed to today, and Laverne’s home playoff game against Keota was pushed up 30 minutes to 7 p.m. Friday.

“It is nasty cold out there, but we were prepared to play in it,” said Okeene head coach Jeff Wardlaw, whose team instead watched around 90 minutes of film Friday since the game was postponed.

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