The Marlboro County High football team faces another important Thursday night game. Their contest with North Myrtle Beach has been moved up a day to avoid heavy rains that are predicted for Friday.
"It is always the home team's call as to when the games are played. Coach Reel (North Myrtle Beach head coach Matt Reel) consulted with me and we agreed to play on Thursday," said MCHS head coach Dean Boyd.
"A rainy night would make our offense hard to run, so in that sense it is an advantage to play on Thursday. North Myrtle runs an option-based attack that is difficult to prepare for, so losing a day of practice is a disadvantage," said Boyd.
Many schools throughout the state have rescheduled their Friday night contests to Thursday or Saturday. Steady rains are predicted to move through the state beginning Thursday night and continuing throughout Friday.
"This game will decide the playoff fate for three teams, so we want it to be as unaffected by weather conditions as possible. Regardless, we need to go out and play well," said Boyd.
In hopes of missing the rain, kickoff has also been moved up a half hour to 7 p.m.