Tropical Storm Harvey forces major changes to Charlotte-area prep football schedule

Tropical Storm Harvey forces major changes to Charlotte-area prep football schedule

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Langston Wertz Jr./Charlotte Observer) - Football Friday night is becoming wild Wednesday this week.

With some wet weather on track for the Charlotte-area this weekend, high school officials are watching closely and in some cases moving football games. Currently there are six games scheduled for Wednesday, a rare day to host high school football. There are 11 more currently scheduled for Thursday.

So far, no Mecklenburg County games have been moved, though, at least two CMS athletics directors told the Observer that they are monitoring the weather and moving games remains a possibility.

Originally, the National Hurricane Center's predicted track for Tropical Storm Harvey -- or what's left of the system by later this week -- would have kept the heavy rain and thunderstorms well to the west of the Carolinas. Harvey has downgraded from a hurricane which has devastated Houston, TX, with torrential rain and flooding.

But computer guidance now suggests some of Harvey's remaining moisture, aided by other atmospheric conditions, will move into the Carolinas late Thursday and continue into Saturday.

Jeffrey Taylor, of the National Weather Service office in Greer, S.C., said Tuesday afternoon that some of the rainfall could be heavy.

This week’s high school football schedule


Anson Senior at Cuthberson, 7

Blackville Hilda at Great Falls, 7:30

Central Pageland at Forest Hills, 7:30

Keenan at Chester, 7

Lewisville at Buford, 7

South Caldwell at East Rutherford, 6:30


Alexander Central at North Iredell, 7

Burns at Shelby, 7:30

Central Academy at Union Academy, 7

Cherryville at West Lincoln, 7

Christ The King at Pine Lake Prep, 7

East Burke at Freedom, 6:30

East Gaston at Stuart Cramer, 7

Jay M. Robinson at Hickory Ridge, 6:30

Metrolina Christian at Statesville Christian, 6:30

Weddington at Porter Ridge, 6:30

York at Union (SC), 7



A.L. Brown at Carson

Berry at East Mecklenburg, 7

Carolina Wildcats at Carolina Pride (at Weddington Optimist Park), 7:30

Central Cabarrus at Mount Pleasant

Charlotte Catholic at Charlotte Country Day

Charlotte Christian at Hendersonville, 7:30

Chase at Bessemer City

Chatham Central at Thomas Jefferson Academy

Commonwealth Charter at Cannon School

Community School of Davidson at Lake Norman Charter

Concord at Hough, 7

Concord First Assembly at Hickory Grove

Draughn at Brevard

East Lincoln at Ashbrook

East Randolph at Albemarle

East Rowan at South Rowan

Fred T. Foard at North Lincoln

Garinger at West Mecklenburg, 7

Harding at West Charlotte, 7

Hibriten at Ashe County

Highland Tech at South Davidson

Hopewell at Monroe

Hunter Huss at Clover

Independence at Olympic, 7

Jordan Matthews at South Stanly

Lake Norman at South Iredell

Lincolnton at North Gaston

Maiden at Bunker Hill

Marvin Ridge at Ardrey Kell, 7

Mooresville at Davie County

Mountain Heritage at Salisbury

Mountain Island Charter at Graham

Newton Conover at Hickory

North Raleigh Christian at SouthLake Christian

North Rowan at Lexington

Northside Christian at Hickory Hawks, 8

Northwestern (SC) at South Mecklenburg, 7

Parkwood at Cox Mill

Patton at McDowell

Providence at Myers Park, 7

Providence Day at Andrew Jackson, 7:30

Richmond Senior at Pine Forest

R.S. Central at Polk County

South Point at Forestview

Statesville at Northern Guilford

T.C. Roberson at Kings Mountain

Vance at Rocky River, 7

Watauga at Avery County

West Iredell at West Caldwell

West Stanly at North Stanly

Saturday, Sept. 2

Carolina Crusaders at Cabarrus Stallions

Charlotte Latin at Woodberry Forest (VA), 2


Friday, Sept. 1

Blacksburg at Indian Land

Central Pageland at Forest Hills

Cheraw at McBee

East Clarendon at Chesterfield

Hunter Huss at Clover

Lancaster at Fort Mill

Northwestern at South Mecklenburg, 7

Providence Day at Andrew Jackson, 7:30

South Pointe (SC) at Rock Hill

Saturday, Sept. 2

Carolina Crusaders at Cabarrus Stallions