Thompson’s game at Crestview, Fla., canceled due to weather

Published 4:23 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2018

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The threat of severe weather has led the Thompson Warriors and the Crestview (Florida) Bulldogs to cancel their football game originally scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, Alabaster City Schools announced on Oct. 30.

The Warriors were set to make the about 210-mile trip from Alabaster to the Florida panhandle for a 7 p.m. kickoff to close out their regular season, but the threat of severe thunderstorms caused safety concerns for both schools.

“In cooperation with Crestview High School officials, the Thursday night football game scheduled for 7 p.m. versus Crestview High School in Crestview, Florida, has been canceled. After careful and deliberate consideration with our Crestview High School colleagues, it has been determined that there is a significant threat for severe weather in the area on Thursday night,” ACS wrote in a Facebook post. “In the interest of game, travel and operational safety for our students and everyone involved, we have reached a joint decision to cancel our contest.”

The Warriors are coming off a thrilling come-from-behind 63-49 victory over the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies after being down 28-0 in the second quarter in a nationally televised game, and will now turn their attention to hosting Florence in the first round of the playoffs on Nov. 9.

“Thanks so much for your understanding and patience during this time,” the post read. “We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Warrior Stadium for first round playoff action.”