34 football games canceled, postponed because of hurricane

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High School FootballTwenty-one Georgia high school football games scheduled for Friday night have been canceled or postponed because of the threat of Hurricane Hermine, the Georgia High School Association announced late Thursday. More games could be affected.

Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 56 Georgia counties in middle and south Georgia ahead of the storm, which was upgraded to a hurricane on Thursday afternoon. The forecast is for 3 to 5 inches of rain within 24 hours beginning around 5 a.m. Friday.

Non-region games that are canceled do not have to be made up and likely won’t be.

Canceled:

Bryan County vs. Windsor Forest

Jeff Davis vs. Long County

Bacon County vs. Telfair County

Monroe vs. Thomasville

Appling County vs. Charlton County

Richmond Hill vs. Brantley County

Berrien vs. Dougherty

Johnson-Savannah vs. Metter

Moved to Thursday:

Portal at ECI, 7 p.m.

Postponed:

Brunswick at Cook, Saturday, noon

Savannah at Claxton, Saturday, noon

Americus-Sumter at Dooly County, Saturday, noon

Jenkins vs. South Effingham Saturday, 1 p.m., Memorial Stadium

Beach at Pierce County, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Crisp County at Turner County, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Screven County at Wade Hampton (S.C.), Saturday, 2 p.m.

Lanier County at Savannah Country Day, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Islands vs. New Hampstead Saturday, 7 p.m., Garden City Stadium

Macon County at Irwin County, Monday, 4 p.m.

Chattahoochee County at Baconton – Sept. 22

Wheeler County at Jenkins County – Oct. 14