With the weatherman calling for thunderstorms and the present condition of the Ridgeland playing surface, Panthers' head coach Mark Mariakis and Rossville Athletic Director Stump Martin reached an agreement Thursday night to move the games.
“Hutcheson Memorial Field isn’t in the shape I would like for it to be for six games,” Martin said. “Nevertheless, with the rain we’ve had in the past week and the possibility of not playing at all, it’s the next best thing. I urge people to bring their chairs because the stands are not big enough to handle the crowd.”
Fans and teams will enter Hutcheson Memorial Field through the south gate.
Martin said the Rossville Bulldog teams would return to Ridgeland on Oct. 10 for homecoming festivities.
“I felt it is very important that these games are played with the number of games that have already been postponed,” Martin said. “We’ll make the best of this situation with your help.”
Saturday Sept. 26 schedule
9 a.m. - Boynton Bears vs. Rossville
10:30 a.m. - Dade County vs. Boynton Generals
12 p.m. - Dade County vs. Boynton Rams
1:30 p.m. - Boynton Titans vs. Rossville
3 p.m. - Boynton Bears vs.Rossville
4:30 p.m. - Boynton Blitz vs. Rossville
6 p.m. - Boynton Blazers vs. Rossville
Directions to Hutcheson Memorial Field
From I-24: Take Rossville Blvd. South to McFarland Ave.; Turn right onto McFarland Ave. and turn right at the next light. Go until the road ends and turn left, Hutcheson Memorial Field is on the right.
From Fort Oglethorpe take 2A to McFarland Avenue and turn right. Go two traffic lights and turn left onto Maple Street at Simpson United Methodist Church. Go one road and turn right onto Williams Street and you will see Hutcheson Memorial Field on the left.