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Hurricane Irma forces Georgia Southern to move game to Alabama, prompts changes in prep football schedule

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Georgia Southern moves

New Hampshire game

to Birmingham, Ala.

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University and New Hampshire agreed to move their scheduled football game this Saturday from Georgia Southern to Birmingham’s Legion Field at 4 p.m.

“When looking at the possibilities where we could try and play this football game, UAB and A.D. Mark Ingram reached out to us and offered us their facilities,” GS athletic director Tom Kleinlein said. “After reviewing the updated forecast, we believe the best option for ensuring this game being played is to move to Birmingham. With the developing weather situation, it was paramount to make a decision today so that we would not have to pull resources that may be used in an evacuation scenario.

“I want to thank Mark Ingram, the City of Birmingham and everyone involved in helping make this move possible. This couldn’t have been done without the flexibility of the University of New Hampshire and our staff.”

Admission for the game will be free.

For those who already purchased tickets, the GS Athletics Ticket Office will allow ticket exchanges from this Saturday’s game for any ticketed Georgia Southern event, including football, this academic year.

More details will be made public as they become available.

The University continues to actively monitor the progress of Hurricane Irma and will make any announcements through GeorgiaSouthern.edu/alert.

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.

FOOTBALL

UCF-Memphis to play

Friday to avoid Irma

ORLANDO, Fla. — UCF has moved its football game against Memphis up a day as a precaution to avoid any potential disruption by Hurricane Irma.

UCF announced Tuesday that the home game against the Tigers will be played on Friday at Spectrum Stadium, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Miami also cancelled its game Saturday at Arkansas State because of the storm.

CONTACT US

• Nathan Dominitz, 912-652-0350, nathan.dominitz@savannahnow.com

• sports@savannahnow.com

• To report prep results, call: 800-533-1150, ext. 329 in Georgia; 800-241-0029 in South Carolina.

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