Student Well-Being

Hurricane Isaac Disrupts Schools’ Football Schedules

By Bryan Toporek — August 30, 2012 1 min read

Hurricane Isaac hasn’t just been a headache for the organizers of the Republican National Convention, who were forced to cancel many of Monday’s scheduled events in fear of the storm.

Across the South, high schools and colleges have been canceling or rescheduling football games this week due to the hurricane, too.

In Arkansas, at least 17 high school football season openers have been bumped up from Friday night to Thursday night, according to a Facebook post from the Arkansas Activities Association. At least 11 middle school games in the state have also been moved from Friday to tonight because of Isaac.

A number of high schools in Mississippi were forced to either change their football game schedules this week, or canceled the games altogether, according to the Mississippi High School Activities Association’s website.

At least 10 high school football games in Louisiana were canceled because of the storm, according to the

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.