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Bad weather threatens games again

Posted at 5:12 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 17:52:03-04

LANSING, Mich. — Another Friday night of high school football and another rainy forecast that threatens to ruin all the fun.

This is now the third week weather has caused issues for high school teams.

Fox 47's Kellan Buddy was live at Lansing Catholic High School where the Cougars hope they can get their game against Lansing Sexton after two weeks of postponed games so far this season.

Not only is the rain ruining all the fun, but it also throws a wrench in weekend schedules for student athletes, families and referees as well.

Lightning and thunderstorms have caused postponements for two weeks of games so far this year with over 100 games postponed across the state in week five.

The MHSAA said the hardest part of postponing games is finding referees for those postponed games.

"There's officials working a lot of different levels, they have different commitments, officiating family events or whatever. So there have been a couple games where we've had to got to Monday finish games this year because that's when we've have officials available," Geoff Kimerly, of MHSAA.

The bad weather, not just affecting the games from a referee standpoint, it's also a bad omen for ticket sales.

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