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Dennis Knight covers high schools sports for the Savannah Morning News. His blog, The Knight Shift, focuses on stories about local athletes.

Posted September 6, 2017 08:45 pm

Hurricane Irma forces changes in prep football schedule

Hurricane Irma has forced a number of local schools to change their football schedules -- moving games scheduled for Friday to Thursday night. That includes the cross-county rivalry between Effingham County and host South Effingham, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. tonight. New Hampstead will play at Bluffton with a 7:30 p.m. start, and Windsor Forest will face Long County at Garden City Stadium with kickoff set for 7 p.m. 

Savannah Country Day will host Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Liberty County's highly-anticipated matchup with Jenkins stays on the Thursday night schedule, with kickoff at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Groves plays at Lanier County at 7 p.m. 

Bryan County will play at McIntosh County Academy at 7 p.m., while Bethesda is on the road for a 7:30 p.m. start at Thomas Heyward Academy. 

Tonight's games 

Effingham at South Effingham, 7:30 p.m. 

New Hampstead at Bluffton, 7:30 p.m. 

Long County at Windsor Forest (Garden City), 7 p.m. 

Johnson at Savannah Country Day, 7:30 p.m. 

Liberty County at Jenkins (Memorial), 7 p.m. 

Groves at Lanier Co., 7 p.m. 

Bryan County at MCA, 7 p.m. 

Bethesda at Thomas Heyward, 7:30 p.m.