High School Football

Mother Nature offers a light show, then steals thunder from area football games

Loris fans make their way out of the stadium on Thursday night, as the host Lions' game against South Columbus was postponed due to weather.
Loris fans make their way out of the stadium on Thursday night, as the host Lions' game against South Columbus was postponed due to weather. For The Sun News

In an effort to avoid Mother Nature, area high school football games instead ran headlong into her.

As a result of a system that brought heavy rain and dangerous lightning to the Grand Strand, a large share of Thursday’s contests were postponed until the following evening.

Among the games moved to Friday evening:

▪  West Florence at Myrtle Beach, 5 p.m.

▪  St. James vs. Carolina Forest (Game being played at St. James), 5 p.m.

▪  Green Sea Floyds at Aynor, 7:30 p.m.

▪  South Columbus (N.C.) at Loris, 7 p.m.

Tickets stubs will be honored.

More rain is expected to fall Friday.

Due to the ominous forecast, North Myrtle Beach moved its game with West Brunswick (N.C.) to Monday, action resuming at 6 p.m.

Rain forced Carvers Bay and Waccamaw to scrap their game altogether.

“We were thinking if it didn’t rain tonight or tomorrow then we will get out there and play,” said Carvers Bay football coach Nate Thompson. “But with the forecast the way it is, and the way it is raining right now our field is only going to get worse.”

Carvers Bay was leading 14-0 over Waccamaw when the game was called.

Just to the south in Georgetown County, Andrews and Georgetown resumed their game after a lengthy delay.

Unaffected by the weather was Conway and its matchup with Wilson, which will kickoff at 7 p.m. Friday.

Joe L. Hughes II: 843-444-1702, @JoeLHughesII

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