Georgetown College and Southeastern University (Lakeland, Fla.) are set to square off for the first time ever in football this Saturday at Toyota Stadium. However with Hurricane Irma set to hit the Florida coast late Saturday both teams are adjusting the schedule to ensure safety for all travelers.
“We have moved our kickoff up to an 11 am Saturday,” said GC director of athletics Brian Evans. “It is important to us to keep the wellbeing of our opponents in mind. We’ve had several conversations on what is best and this is what allows them the most opportunity to return before Irma hits.”
Kickoff is 11 am at Toyota Stadium. Gates will open at 9:30 am.
“This should be a great game and a start of a new rivalry for our schools, but first and foremost comes safety,” said GC coach Bill Cronin. “We’ve monitored the predictions over the past several days, and we both feel comfortable that SEU will be able to make it home and into shelter before Irma hits.
“Our AD has done a fabulous job twice this year skirting hurricane issues. I truly believe we’ve made the right decision here and would love to see the stands packed by 11 am for our home opener.”
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