Among the casualties of Hurricane Irene even before it hits North Carolina will be The Brittany Soccer Showcase. That means Carrboro's boys soccer match with a talented Swansboro team, originally scheduled for Friday night in Wilson, is cancelled.
Most Triangle high school football teams are still scheduled to play Friday night, but many of those playing farther east or south are opting to play Thursday night or postponing for a later date to avoid the heavy rainfall expected along the I-95 corridor over the weekend.
For example, Durham Hillside at Fayetteville E.E. Smith has been moved to Thursday.
The Brittany for the Boys soccer showcase in Wilson, which was scheduled for Friday and Saturday, was also canceled. It's traditionally been a major draw for prep soccer, bringing in scores of teams every year.
Mike Petty, a spokesman for The Brittany organizing committee, said the decision to cancel was made so that traveling teams would be able to change their motel reservations, chartered buses and dining plans.
“To allow them to make their cancellations in time to avoid charges, it is necessary to make our ‘go, no go’ decision now rather than waiting for later weather updates and the right decision is to cancel,” Petty told the News & Observer. “If we err, we choose to err on the side of caution.”
The Chapel Hill News and the News & Observer's Preps Now blog will update you on changes to high school schedules as they are received.