A majority of Thanksgiving games throughout the state are being postponed and moved from Thursday to Wednesday.
Extreme cold is predicted for Thursday morning in Connecticut with temperatures listed at 18-20 degrees. But with an 18 mile-per-hour wind expected throughout the day the wind chill could make it feel 7-10 degrees, or chillier.
Cheshire athletic director Steve Trifone said a decision for the Cheshire at Southington game to be moved to Wednesday at 6 p.m. was made Tuesday morning.
“The decision was made this morning based on the latest forecast,” Trifone said. “We considered moving it to later in the day on Thursday but it looked like the wind chills were continuing throughout the day.
“In the past, we have moved games because of snow and ice but never because of cold temperatures. For us, the best day to play it was Wednesday night because most people and alumni are home at that time.”
Like Trifone, North Haven athletic director Steven Blumenthal said the decision to move Amity at North Haven to Wednesday at 6 p.m. was made Tuesday morning.
“We looked at the weather forecast and saw the potential for record-breaking cold temperatures,” Blumenthal said. “I discussed the idea with coach (Anthony) Sagnella and Ernie Goodwin, the Amity AD, and we all determined that it was in the best interest of everyone involved to move it to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
“Tradition is important, but the health and safety of athletes and spectators always needs to supersede that. I asked around and no one seems to remember any game being postponed due to severely cold weather. The decision to go to Wednesday was more based on the hopes that we win Wednesday night and then our schedule to prepare for the playoffs would remain intact.”
(Updates to come)
Amity at North Haven, ppd. to Wednesday 6 p.m.
Bethel at Brookfield, ppd. to Wednesday, 5 p.m.
Cheshire at Southington, ppd. to Wednesday, 6 p.m.
East Lyme at Waterford, ppd. to Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Hillhouse at Wilbur Cross, ppd. to Wednesday, 6 p.m.
New Milford at New Fairfield, ppd.to Wednesday 4 p.m.
Fairfield Ludlowe at Fairfield Warde, pdd. to Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.
Notre Dame-West Haven at Hamden, ppd. to Wednesday, 6 p.m.
O’Brien Tech at Platt Tech, ppd. to Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Platt at Maloney, ppd. to Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Plainville at Farmington, ppd. to Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Weston at Barlow, ppd. to Wednesday, 5 p.m.
NFA at New London, ppd. to Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Bristol Eastern vs. Bristol Central at Muzzy Field, ppd. to Friday, 2 p.m.
WCA at Gilbert/Northwestern, ppd. to Friday, 1 p.m.