Georgetown College has canceled its home football game this Saturday with Southeastern University due to concerns over Hurricane Irma.
Southeastern, located in Lakeland, Fla., is in the path of Irma, which was upgraded to a Category 5 storm system Tuesday. It is scheduled to hit Florida this weekend and Florida has already been placed under a state of emergency.
“(SEU AD) Drew Watson and I talked at length and the best thing for their students right now is to focus on what Florida officials are asking everyone to do as they enter a state of emergency,” Georgetown Director of Athletics Brian Evans said in a release. “While both of us were very excited for the potential to see our two teams match up in this top 20 showdown, safety and well-being comes first. Our thoughts and prayers are with all Floridians at this time.”
The game will not be made up.
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Georgetown (1-0) will face Mid-South Conference foe Point University on Sept. 16 for the Tigers’ home opener.
Campbellsville also cancels
Campbellsville University announced Wednesday that its football game at Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla., has been canceled because of Hurricane Irma.
Originally, the schools rescheduled the game from Saturday to Friday but those plans were scrapped Wednesday as the hurricane’s path began to come into focus.
Campbellsville (2-0) is scheduled to return to action Sept. 16 at Ave Maria University in Naples, Fla., a game that could also be in jeopardy depending on relief efforts after the hurricane passes.