Navarre High School football coach Jay Walls said at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday that the Raiders’ season-opening game against Washington still is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bennett C. Russell Stadium at NHS.
Hurricane Isaac caused Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to close schools, causing Navarre and Washington to tentatively reschedule the game for Saturday. But because the worst effects of the storm passed through the area on Tuesday, Walls got permission from the Santa Rosa County Schools’ administration to practice Wednesday.
Washington coach Craig LaBorde this morning is expected to seek permission for the Wildcats to practice from Escambia County administrators.
“Right now, we expect both teams will be able to practice and we’ll play Friday,” Walls said.
LaBorde couldn’t be reached this morning for comment.
Hurricane Isaac has caused Cantonment-Tate High School to cancel its game at St. Charles Catholic in LaPlace, La.; Pine Forest to cancel its game at Stephenson, Ga., and Pensacola to cancel its game at Tallahassee-Lincoln. The West Florida-Escambia game will be played at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Emmitt Smith Field.
High school week one’s schedule, as of this morning:
Pensacola at Tallahassee Lincoln, canceled
Catholic at Choctawhatchee, 7 p.m.
Walton at Gulf Breeze, 7 p.m.
Jay at Rocky Bayou, 7 p.m.
John Paul II at Northview, 7 p.m.
Tate at St. Charles (La.), canceled
Arnold at Pace, 7:30 p.m.
Milton at Crestview, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Navarre, 7:30 p.m.