Charlotte school moves football game to Monday because of peaceful protests

Charlotte school moves football game to Monday because of peaceful protests

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Charlotte school moves football game to Monday because of peaceful protests

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Mooresville postponed its scheduled game on Friday because of a nearby protest of Keith Scott's shooting (Photo: WCNC)

Mooresville postponed its scheduled game on Friday because of a nearby protest of Keith Scott’s shooting (Photo: WCNC)

The spillover from the ongoing protests related to the deadly police shooting of Keith Scott has led to a the rescheduling of a Friday night football game.

As reported by Charlotte Observer sports columnist Langston Wertz on Twitter, Mooresville High School agreed to postpone its scheduled game against Statesville to Monday because of staffing issues related to planned peaceful protests of the Keith Scott shooting near Mooresville. Wertz reported the news following an announcement by Mooresville itself.

TEGNA partner and Charlotte NBC affiliate WCNC also confirmed the postponement.

The postponement was the first in the Charlotte area related to the protests, and followed the decision by the Mooresville Police Department to issue a permit for a peaceful protest in the town at 7 p.m., the same time as the scheduled kickoff for the football game.

There were nine home games involving Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and all went off as scheduled. With 7 p.m. ET start times, the players and fans were not in danger of missing the midnight curfew.

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