Hurricane Matthew’s powerful punch has impacted the lives of many across Sampson County, closed businesses, stranded individuals, halted schools and stymied sports activities for a week.
Four Union High School players are among many in the southern end of Sampson who have lost their homes due to flooding from last weekend’s hurricane, according to Spartan coach Doug Burley, and there are others on the team who have been in homes without power, water and food, stranded now for days.
For the Union team, athletics have taken a backseat, at least for now. But teams in other parts of the county, now on the upswing after a devastating week, a return to normalcy is getting closer, and that means, at least on the football front, that games are now being rescheduled.
Midway will host Wallace-Rose Hill on Monday night, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. Other Monday games include Harrells Christian Academy, which will host North Raleigh at 7 p.m.
Lakewood will travel to James Kenan on Tuesday, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
Hobbton has a bye this week.
According to Burley it is uncertain when the Union-Clinton game, which was scheduled for Friday night, Oct. 14, will be played.
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