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Monday, August 29, 2011

Practices on hold due to Irene

There’s a real possibility that some high school football teams will lose this entire week of practice due to the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Irene.

Although Masuk High had electrical power Monday, 90 percent of the town did not. But that wasn't the biggest concern.

"It's a safety issue," Masuk coach John Murphy said. "They (school officials) don't want the kids driving around Monroe with the trees and wires down."

Masuk did not practice Monday and will not be allowed to again on Tuesday. The Panthers are scheduled to face host Shelton in a 6 p.m. scrimmage on Wednesday. The fate of that scrimmage has yet to be determined.

"We usually take the day before to prepare for a scrimmage," Murphy said. "That (not having practice) is certainly going to impact us. But it's impacting everybody. Most people are in the same boat."

Look for updates on this blog and in print editions of the Register about weather-related issues affecting schools.

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