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Later start for early games
Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:37 PM
Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:57 PM
Makes sense so it probably won't happen. I'm old enough to remember when all varsity games started at 8. Seems JV's have almost always started at 7.
It may interest you to know that at least one conference is going the other way. Person County is now in the Mid-State 3A. They are a long drive from most conference opponents. Someone (not implying it was PC) proposed starting JV games at 6 o'clock. A compromise was struck so that those games will kick off at 6:30. Crazy! People talk out of both sides of their mouth when talking about player safety,
Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:28 PM
Well I'll continue to be on the record against 7:00 p.m. starts. I know a bunch of sportswriters have pushed for it but that's only because they don't like having to hurry up and have stories written before a deadline. I can think of far more cons for 7 pm starts than pros.
Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:36 PM
Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:39 PM
I remember the 8pm starts and preferred them, but I understand not wanting to have high school kids out that late, even if it is a weekend night.
Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:58 PM
I hate 7pm starts in Charlotte. It is tough getting around and much tougher for the parent trying to get home, get the youngsters lined up, and then travel through more traffic to make the 7pm start time.
Problem with 8pm is the finish time. With the passing game and what seems like more stoppages in play and penalties the games drag on.
I was at a 7pm start time game that finished after 11pm a few years ago. Unreal game!