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Friday night football postponed due to Michael

Varsity high school football teams from the Heart of Virginia will be playing at unusual times again due to a storm. This time the inclement weather was significant in the area, coming about because of Tropical Storm Michael.

As of now, the games for Buckingham County, Cumberland County and Prince Edward County high schools, as well as Fuqua School, have been postponed.

The Falcons (1-4) had been set to host Portsmouth Christian School on Friday, but that game has been rescheduled for Monday at 6 p.m, as confirmed by Fuqua Athletics Director Mike Edwards. It will also no longer be Fuqua’s homecoming game.

An announcement on the Fuqua Falcons Facebook page noted that the Friday, Oct. 19, home varsity football game against Randolph-Macon Academy will now become the homecoming game, with the related activities. The schedule for that evening will be the same as the previously agreed upon schedule for Friday, Oct. 12.

The announcement went on to note that this Saturday, Oct. 13, will still include the previously scheduled homecoming events including the Speech and Debate Hall of Fame in the lower school commons at 11:30 a.m. and the homecoming dance at 8 p.m. in Gee Price. The queen and bonfire king will be announced and crowned at the dance. All alumni class celebrations will continue as previously scheduled.

This year’s Battle of Route 60, in which the Dukes (0-6) visit the Knights (2-4), has been rescheduled for Monday at 7 p.m., according to Buckingham Athletics Director Russ Gowin.

The contest between the Eagles (3-3) and host Central Lunenburg High School has also been rescheduled for Monday at 7 p.m., according to Central Athletics Director Wallace Owen.

Prince Edward Head Coach James Ford said, “If we cannot play on Monday, I believe the game will be moved to the following Tuesday.”