Expected rainfall in the Ozarks — remnants from Hurricane Isaac — has altered the weekend’s high school football schedule.
Nine games have been rescheduled for tonight, and one game has been moved up an hour on Friday, as a few inches of rain are expected in the region Friday night.
Marshfield (0-1) will open up its new and improved facility at 7 p.m. tonight against Republic (1-0), a day earlier than expected.
Marshfield coach Nick Codutti knew earlier in the week the change was a possibility.
The first-year coach said his team went through its regular Wednesday practice with contact, but held back a little on the reps for the first-string players.
“We knew this might be coming, so we got more done Monday and, it ended up paying off for us,” Codutti said. “Anytime change happens, it requires mental toughness to overcome. We’ll see if we can handle it.”
Many of the postponements are games on the west side of the region, including three hosted by South Central Association schools.
Central’s road game against Willow Springs has been moved to tonight. The rest of the Springfield Public Schools teams will still play games on the new artificial turf fields.