East Hamilton hosts Anderson County Thursday due to weather, safety, and playoff implications
With rain headed our way this weekend, several schools decided to move their Friday night football games to Thursday. Channel 3 was at the East Hamilton vs. Anderson County game and spoke with the East Hamilton principal on what lead to that decision.
Principal Brent Eller said the safety of the players was the main concern. Another big reason was the importance of this game-- it had big-time playoff implications.
Both teams are undefeated in the region. The game was a battle for the region title so it was necessary this game was played in the best conditions possible.
Eller said, "With the weather not getting out of here it looks like till Sunday or later we just felt like it would be best to play this game on dry ground, playoff implications, those kind of things."
East Hamilton's senior night was scheduled for Friday, but all those activities took place at the game Thursday. Eller said it was a little stressful to put everything together a day earlier, but he had all hands on deck with faculty and parents pitching in to help.
Anderson County ended up beating East Hamilton to claim the region title, 29 - 14.