CAHS-Arawaks game part of St. Thomas football double-dip today
Published: October 20, 2012
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ST. THOMAS - Morning showers on Friday left almost an inch of rain on the saturated field at Lionel Roberts Stadium, so the season's most anticipated high school tackle football game to this point will have to wait one more day.
"The field conditions were just too wet," St. Thomas-St. John IAA President Mark Daniel said in a text message Friday afternoon.
Daniel said the game between the St. Thomas-St. John Private Schools Arawaks and Charlotte Amalie High School, previously scheduled for Friday, will now be the first of two IAA varsity football games today on St. Thomas.
The Chickenhawks and Arawaks will take the field at Lionel Roberts Stadium at 5 p.m., and the Ivanna Eudora Kean High vs. Educational Complex game will follow at 7:30 p.m.
The Arawaks and Chickenhawks are both 1-0 as their early-season battle for supremacy in the St. Thomas-St. John District should give the winning team an inside track to the IAA territory championship.
CAHS won both meetings between the two teams last season, but by only a combined 10 points. They needed a 30-22 victory over the Arawaks in the last game of the year to advance to the league final.
Looking at the nightcap game, the Devil Rays are off to an 0-2 start and have yet to score a touchdown. They will look to rebound against a Barracudas team that will be making its season debut.
Complex was supposed to take on island rival Central High last Saturday, but Tropical Storm Rafael canceled the contest. The Caribs are on a bye this week and will kick off their season Friday against the Arawaks on St. Croix.
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