What was originally scheduled to be a busy night of high school basketball on Friday turned out to produce virtual ghost-town gymnasiums around the Acadiana area.
Basketball games throughout the area parishes were cancelled as predictions of the weather improving by noon on Friday never materialized and either rescheduled for today or for later in the season.
The blockbuster game of the night was going to be a boys game between Comeaux and Lafayette High, and that showdown between the top two teams in District 3-5A was pushed back to the end of the season on Feb. 21.
While basketball suffered heavy schedule changes, Lafayette High’s Jacob McMillan Wrestling Tournament scheduled for today is going on as scheduled.
LHS coach Brandon Billeaud said on Friday that he serious concerns if Doyline would be able to make it down from near the Shreveport area, but that coaches from all the other out-of-area teams told him that they planned to attend.
That list included Catholic High of Baton Rouge, Parkview Baptist, Basile, Dunham, Grand Lake, University High, St. Louis, Live Oak and Sulphur.
Soccer is the other sports that changes were made.
There were few reports of makeup dates, but one was St. Thomas More visiting Beau Chene in girls and boys at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively.