BY ANDREAS BUTLER
The threat of Tropical Storm Sandy coming to Florida has opted many high schools to move Friday night football games to Thursday. The storm isn’t expected to hit Florida but is expected to be a hurricane and bring tropical storm force winds to Brevard, Volusia and Flagler counties on Friday.
(Note: The decision to change the games was made after the Daytona Times’ sports page press deadline.)
Local teams slated to originally have games on Thursday were New Smyrna Beach at Orange Park Fleming Island and Kissimmee Poinciana at Atlantic.
Games moved from Friday to Thursday include Mainland at Deltona, Seabreeze at Pine Ridge, Spruce Creek at Neptune Beach Fletcher, and Jacksonville Sandalwood at Flagler Palm Coast.
There are still some games slated for Friday night by local teams, including Calvary at Father Lopez, Ocala St. John at Warner, Jacksonville Mandarin at DeLand, Maitland Orangewood Christian at Taylor, and University at Longwood Lyman.
Most games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. while a few start at 7:30 p.m.