Section 1 administrators hope to meet Wednesday morning to discuss future plans for semifinal and championship games. As of now, the Class A semifinals originally scheduled for Tuesday are still slated for Thursday.
The section has not decided whether or not it will push the Class AA, B and D finals from Saturday to Sunday, although it is under consideration. As you know, the Class A final has already been pushed to Monday.
Section 1 football chairman Chuck Scarpulla has been adamant that teams should have at least one day of practice before playing again. They have been unable to meet because of school cancelations on either Monday or Tuesday and several area schools are already canceled Wednesday, including Mahopac, Lakeland and Valhalla.
If the playoff schools are not in session on Wednesday and cannot practice, it is conceivable the Class A semifinals could even be pushed to Friday and the championship to next Tuesday.
“You can’t be off two days and play a football game,” Harrison coach Art Troilo Jr. said on Monday. “That would be bizarre.”
Harrison held double-session practices on Saturday and Sunday to maximize preparation time before the storm, but, like all teams, has been away from the field since. Several coaches assigned their players homework of sort, making film of the opposition available on Hudl.
The section still has a full slate of non-playoff and bowl games this week as well, but planning them has been complicated by the storm.
The would-be consolation bowl matchups in Class AA (Mamaroneck vs. John Jay-East Fishkill) and Class A (Saunders vs. Panas and Poughkeepsie vs. Hen Hud) have not been scheduled for a particular site and/or date. On Saturday, the Class B bowl was set to send Croton-Harmon to Nanuet and the Class C bowl had Bronxville at Dobbs Ferry, but the storm has created uncertainty for those games as well.