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Hurricane Matthew causes schools to cancel football games and push some back

HEPHZIBAH, GA (WFXG) -

Schools around the CSRA are taking all precautions in order to avoid any types of damages from Hurricane Matthew.

A majority of Friday football games are canceled, but some schools were able to push their games back to Thursday. But students and parents both have mixed emotions on whether or not the game should have been canceled due to Hurricane Matthew.

"I hate that it's going to storm and I hope everything goes well, I hope it's not as bad as they predict it to be," said Floyd Grier.

He's a parent of a student at Hephzibah High School. He says that as long as there was no imminent threat to the safety of the players, he's happy that they rescheduled. "I'm able to enjoy the game at night and go to work Friday night and won't have to worry about who's winning this game, who's winning that game, I'll be right here to see the game."

But both the home and visitor sections, it wasn't as crowded as a usual home game for Hephzibah. Students say it's because no one wants to take a chance getting stuck in the weather

"You never know when's the storm is going to hit, it's unknown sometimes," says Trey Campbell, a student at Hephzibah High School. 

For students like Trey, he says that as long as the game wasn't canceled, he would have showed up to support his school. But at the same time, safety does come first. "My plan is to pray for all the families that are out there and all the people who are all on myrtle beach."

The Thomson Bulldogs won in a dominating fashion 70 to 0.

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