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Hillsborough, Pinellas and Hernando school districts cancel Friday's football games

Fans try to wait out the rain delay before the season opener between Armwood and Tampa Bay Tech. (Monica Herndon, Times)

Fans try to wait out the rain delay before the season opener between Armwood and Tampa Bay Tech. (Monica Herndon, Times)

Three straight weeks of rainy weather have kept high school football teams on their toes.

Weeks 1 and 2 saw multiple postponements and cancellations, and with Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida — and an 80 percent chance of rain in the forecast for Friday night — coaches and athletic directors had some decisions to make.

Hillsborough and Pinellas counties have suspended all football games, and practices, for the week. Hernando did the same on Tuesday. Many schools may be used as shelters. Pinellas County athletic director Al Bennett said he will talk with teams after Hurricane Irma passes to see if games can be made up later.

Some Pasco County football games have moved to Thursday night, with a decision on all games around 2 p.m. today.

We'll update this post as we get confirmation of changes.

Thursday's games

Zephyrhills Christian at Bradenton Christian, 7

Berkeley Prep at Cardinal Mooney, 7

Seffner Christian at Bishop McLaughlin, 7

Carrollwood Day at Winter Garden Foundation Christian, 7

Tampa Catholic at Clearwater Central Catholic, 7

Wesley Chapel at Pasco, 7:30

Mitchell at Ridgewood, 6:30

Agape Christian at Clearwater Academy International, 7:30

Sunlake at Wiregrass Ranch, 7

Cypress Creek at Hudson, 7

Indian Rocks Christian at St. Petersburg Catholic, 7

Cancelled or postponed

Keswick Christian at Four Corner Charter

Central at Gainesville Eastside

Weeki Wachee at Fivay

Hernando at Land O'Lakes

Springstead at Nature Coast

Riverview at Chamberlain

Jesuit at Steinbrenner

Sickles at Tampa Bay Tech

Durant at Newsome

Northeast at Gibbs

Seminole at Dunedin

Clearwater at Countryside

Tarpon Springs at East Lake

Bogie at St. Petersburg

Superior Collegiate at Dixie Hollins

Osceola at Pinellas Park

Largo at Palm Harbor U.

Plant at Armwood

Bloomingdale at Middleton

Plant City at Wharton

Spoto at Freedom

East Bay at Robinson

Gaither at Lennard

Brandon at Jefferson

Alonso at Leto

Bayshore Christian at Admiral Farragut

Calvary Christian at St. Stephen's

Victory Christian at Northside Christian

Auburndale Kingdom Prep at Cambridge Christian

Hillsborough, Pinellas and Hernando school districts cancel Friday's football games 09/06/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 3:38pm]
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