Bad weather dampens Friday night football plans

More high school football games could be delayed or canceled because of bad weather.

Some North Texas schools moved games to Thursday because of the forecast for Friday night. But then Thursday afternoon storms moved in from the south, bringing heavy rain and lightning.

It delayed the start of many games. Cross-town rivals Mansfield and Summit had a 20-minute delay. The players waited inside the locker rooms during that time while the crowds took cover.

“It was bad. I still can’t believe they’re going to play a game after what I just saw,” said Bobby Faravee, a band parent.

Eventually, the skies cleared and Summit took the win.

Denton Ryan also played Thursday night against West Mesquite, taking the win. But the game had a wet start. There was a lightning delay message on the scoreboard asking people to clear the stands. Many students wore ponchos during the game.

Other schools like McKinney Boyd and Plano East are still scheduled to play Friday night despite the threat of bad weather. There is a flash flood watch in effect for Friday and Saturday.

But Texans love their high school football. So, the rain likely won’t keep all fans away.