Most of the basketball games scheduled for today have officially been postponed because of the threat of inclement weather and area school officials are expected to decide this afternoon when those games will be made up.
All Floyd County and Rome City Schools are closed today and the basketball games involving those schools were postponed.
“Both Floyd County and Rome City Schools have decided to call off school and that means all extra curricular activities are called off as well,” said Coosa High principal Janice Vick.
“Even though the major thoroughfares are okay, the smaller roads in Floyd County are still icy,” Vick said. “And everyone wants to be on the safe side.”
As of Thursday evening, the following games were postponed: Rome High at East Paulding, Armuchee at Chattooga, Model at Darlington, Coosa at Rockmart and Villa Rica at Pepperell.
The Calhoun at Walker game will be played as scheduled Yellow Jackets’ coach Ray Tucker said, since Calhoun City Schools are in session.
No word has been given on when those other games will be made up, but most area coaches said it is possible that they could be played on Saturday or on Feb. 8, a designated make up day for missed games.
“That day was designated ahead of time for purpose of making up games,” said Armuchee coach Pat Dees.
“We have to figure out a way to make up this game,” he added. “So from here on out we play three times a week and if we can’t get this game in, we’ll have to play four times a week.”
Both Trion games “would probably be postponed,” Bulldogs’ coach Tommy Swanson said Thursday night, since school will be out today, but he had not heard anything certain from school officials.
The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to travel to Walker to take on the Wolverines, but they could be forced to cancel the game entirely because of the lack of space remaining on their schedule.
Trion has already had to reschedule two games this year and will end the season playing six games in nine days.
“It starts to fatigue the kids after a while,” Swanson said. “I worry about the kids getting injured, but I don’t know if it can be helped.”
Trion ends its season on Feb. 7 and the make up game with Walker could theoretically be played Feb. 8, two days before the region tournament begins.
“It’s hard in basketball to play several nights in a row,” Swanson said. “But we’ll do what we can and hopefully play well in the region.