Friday Night Football Fans Brave The Cold, Other Games Postponed


Friday, November 22nd 2013, 6:02 pm
By: News On 6


Winter weather sidelined many high school football games Friday night. Worries about icy roads even forced one team to turn around on its way to the game.

Many games will be played Saturday, but a few teams, like Metro Christian, played on. Parents and fans there were not fazed by the freezing temperature Friday night.

"We put our Carhartts on, we are here to watch Metro Christian go to round three," one mom said.

Metro Christian hosted Hilldale. Parents and fans had to drive up the Muskogee Turnpike in the wet weather to get there.

"I thought they would postpone it until tomorrow. I was hoping they would, anyway," one Hilldale fan said.

That's just what happened for some other teams.

The Oologah team was on its way to Oklahoma City until they had to turn around. Freezing rain was already heading up the Turner Turnpike.

"We're always going to put our kids' safety first, and that's our job as coaches. And that was probably the right decision, even though we all wanted to play tonight--probably the smart thing to do," said Oologah Head Coach Brandon Craig.

The team spent the rest of the evening looking over film and getting ready for a game on Saturday.

Jenks, Union, Pryor, Oologah and some other teams will play Saturday.

Click the related story link below for a full list of the postponed games.

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