"You can't fool Mother Nature," one high school football official said Friday evening. "Mother Nature's in control."
That unnamed official was speaking not from the sidelines of Friday's John Burroughs-St Louis matchup, but from the confines of the Science Building of the Burroughs campus, minutes after severe weather suspended the game at 5:15 p.m.
Many games which were supposed to kick off later Friday at 7 p.m. never began.
Parkway Central waited out the weather and started after 8 p.m. The Colts' homecoming tilt against Seckman sent everyone home happy, albeit a little late, by a score of 49-7.
Here's part of Saturday's new-look schedule, complicated by having to arrange officiating crews in some cases, and in other cases waiting until after ACT testing for students:
- Parkway North vs. Rockwood Summit at Parkway North, 12 p.m.
- Northwest at Fox, 7 p.m.
- Eureka at Mehlville, 6 p.m. Saturday
You can read about more rescheduled games at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.