Poor Enid High School. Weather and football have combined to put a significant crimp in EHS’ home schedule basketball this season.
With the brand spanking-new Enid Event Center open and ready to accommodate the previously nomadic Enid Plainsmen (0-5) and Pacers (4-1) with a new home, the home portion of the hoops schedule has been absolutely decimated by unfortunate circumstances.
Their originally scheduled opener would also have been the debut of high school hoops at the Enid Event Center, but was rescheduled when Lawton begged out due to the fact its football team still was in the 6A football playoff (Lawton was eliminated the next week). It pushed Enid’s Event Center opener back to Dec. 6 against Elk City, in which the Pacers won but the Plainsmen fell.
Then, this past Friday, Enid finally was returning home after several road games, but those games were canceled when Lawton Eisenhower decided not to make the trek to Enid due to forecasts of icy travel. Friday’s games also were to have been Enid’s basketball homecoming.
The most recent cancelation means Enid will not play its second home game until Jan. 17 against Ponca City.
Here’s to hoping Mother Nature will cooperate by staying away the rest of the season, at least on home dates. She’s had her fun, it’s time to let Big Blue finally begin to enjoy their new home digs. The kids deserve it.
Ruthenberg is sports editor at the News & Eagle. Contact him at email@example.com