Effects are still being felt from the heavy rains that inundated the Triangle in midweek. Tonight’s football in Hillsborough between East Chapel Hill and host Orange has been postponed before the first drop of rain Friday.
East Chapel Hill (0-1) now is scheduled to play at 7 p.m. Monday at Orange (1-0).
Orange’s field is situated between two concrete stands, which tend to funnel rains into the middle. Significant standing water remained across the playing surface Wednesday, and the field was still thoroughly saturated Friday morning.
"They said they walked out onto the field and sank down to their shins in one spot," East Chapel Hill athletics director Ray Hartsfield said. "They’re worried someone could get seriously hurt."
The JVs will play Sept. 11 in Chapel Hill.
Orange’s decision leaves the county without a game tonight. Chapel Hill High School (0-1) has a bye week; Cedar Ridge (0-1) is at Bartlett Yancey (0-1) in Caswell County; and Carrboro (0-1) is at Burlington Cummings (0-1).