Anclote High's Matt Kingsley faced some difficulties as a first-year head football coach. He was hired to replace Matt Wicks — now the Pasco County athletic director — less than a week before spring practice started.That adjustment was nothing compared to the ones Kingsley had to make the past three weeks with weather-related issues.• The preseason game three weeks ago against Tarpon Springs was called early in the second quarter because of lightning in the area.• The following week, the Sharks were idle the first week of the regular season.• Last week, Anclote's opener against Mitchell was canceled because of flooding concerns caused by Hurricane Hermine.Since fall practice started the first week of August, the Sharks have played less than a half of football in a game that did not count.Friday, Anclote officially begins its season at Land O'Lakes."It has been extremely tough," Kingsley said. "We are (champing) at the bit to get on the field. Imagine what it's like for a team that has only played a quarter and a half in a six-week span. As a staff, you have to find creative ways to keep your kids focus and dedicated."Hudson was in a similar situation. The Cobras unveiled new uniforms last month, but have only worn them for a preseason game against Springstead three weeks ago.The first week was a bye. Last week, Hudson's game against Nature Coast was canceled."It's been rough, but the kids have handled it well so far," Cobras coach Rob Mahler said.It was not just games. Practice also was an issue with rain flooding fields and lightning forcing classes to be canceled Thursday and Friday.Still, the preparation stayed the same."During our bye week, we focused on us what we needed to fix, add or adjust," Mahler said. "Last week, we prepared for Nature Coast, so it should just be the normal routine. We just didn't get the payoff of having a game."For many teams, there were pressing issues besides playing.Mahler said he had players who were dealing with flooding issues.It was worse in Hernando County.Former Weeki Wachee standout Shawn O'Gorman, who now plays at Florida International, said on his Twitter page that his family's home had 3-4 inches of water inside from the flooding."It ultimately flooded and destroyed (the home) leaving us with virtually nothing," O'Gorman said via Twitter. "It not only destroyed the items money can buy but all the great memories and irreplaceable pictures and souvenirs."To get through the week, Nature Coast coach Justin Worden had his players use a messenger system through Hudl to watch game film and stay in touch at home."I thought our kids handled it really well," Worden said. "They used the messenger to ask questions and stay involved with film in case we did play. Honestly to me, and our staff, the biggest issue was missing some practices and a game. Those things go a long way to developing chemistry within your system, and helping us continue to set our identity. It usually takes three to four weeks to really figure out what exactly works the best scheme-wise. This sets us back a week or two."