South Side coach DaMonn Fuller might be getting used to his postseason games being postponed due to snow.
Last year, the Hawks had to wait five days to play Covington in the Class AA sectionals.
Now his team is in a holding pattern waiting to play Lexington in the District 14-AA championship game at Chester County.
“Right now, we are trying to text each other and give them things that they can do at home to keep them busy,” Fuller said. “We have them watching games at home and just making sure that we are communicating with each other.”
The game was postponed Monday from Tuesday until Thursday, but with ice still on many roads, another day’s wait might happen.
The District 14-AA boys have to wait for the girls’ consolation and championship to be played before they can take the floor the next day.
“It is tough because we already had a layoff before Saturday’s game against Fayette-Ware, and now we have to turn around and wait again,” Fuller said.
Some districts are playing the day-to-day waiting game like District 13-AA, who only needs to get the boys’ consolation and championship in.
Others have went ahead and pushed back until later in the week. District 15-AA already put the boys’ consolation and championship on Saturday.
Here is a quick rundown of where each district stands in the waiting game:
• District 13-A at Bethel: The coaches went ahead and made the decision to put the boys’ consolation and championship on Friday with the girls already complete.
• District 14-A at Peabody: The coaches made the decision on Tuesday to go ahead and postponed two days, so the girls will play Thursday and the boys will play Friday.
• District 15-A at Adamsville: The tournament was pushed back another day on Tuesday, so the girls are scheduled to play Wednesday and the boys on Thursday.
• District 13-AA at Westview: This district is just playing it day-to-day, so the current schedule is to play the boys’ games on Wednesday.
• District 14-AA at Chester County: This district made the decision on Monday to push back to Wednesday (girls) and Thursday (boys). Now the coaches will re-discuss the situation on Wednesday morning.
• District 15-AA at Oman Arena: Decision was made on Tuesday to go ahead and push back the boys’ championship to Saturday to give the area three more days to thaw out.
• District 13-AAA at Dyer County: The coaches made the decision on Tuesday to go ahead and postpone again. The girls will play on Thursday, and the boys will play on Friday.
With the TSSAA’s announcement on Monday pushing the start of region tournaments back to Monday of next week, districts have a few more days to get the championships in.
Everyone across the state will be on the same region tournament schedule – unless a region gets approval from TSSAA office – that girls will have to play three games in four days to advance to sectionals and boys will have to play three games in three days.
But that is not an issue for a team like South Side, who won three games in three days last year to claim the Class AA state championship.
“It will be the same format as the state tournament,” Fuller said. “So this will be a preview of what the state tournament is like. And there is no advantage for any team because everyone is having to do it.”
Michael Odom, 425-9754
Current district schedule
• District 13-A: Girls – Complete; Boys – Friday
• District 14-A: Girls – Thursday; Boys – Friday
• District 15-A: Girls – Wednesday; Boys – Thursday
• District 13-AA: Girls – Complete; Boys – Wednesday
• District 14-AA: Girls – Wednesday; Boys – Thursday
• District 15-AA: Girls – Complete; Boys – Saturday
• District 13-AAA: Girls – Thursday; Boys – Friday
Region tournament schedule
• Monday, Feb. 23 – Girls’ quarterfinals at higher seed at 7 p.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Boys’ quarterfinals at higher seed at 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 25 – Girls’ and boys’ semifinals at central site at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Feb. 26 – Girls’ championship at central site at 6 p.m.; Boys’ championship at central site at 7:30 p.m.