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Smoke-filled skies knock out bulk of GSL football schedule

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017

Smoke-filled skies envelop Joe Albi Stadium in Northwest Spokane on Friday. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Smoke-filled skies envelop Joe Albi Stadium in Northwest Spokane on Friday. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

The expected wind and cold front that was forecast to hit the Spokane region early Friday morning didn’t materialize, causing many high school sports activities to be canceled.

Some schools were holding out hope that the predicted wind and or rain would hit soon enough Friday afternoon so football games could go as scheduled.

All but one game involving Greater Spokane League teams were canceled or postponed. The Lewis and Clark at Kamiakin game was still a go as of 1 p.m.

The Central Valley at Lake City game has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Lake City athletic director Jim Winger said he canceled the game based on air quality projections for Saturday afternoon. CdA is expected to have an air quality index of 248 – well above the safer level of 150.

Mead and Coeur d’Alene, scheduled to be played at CdA, are holding out hope they can play Saturday evening. The game has been rescheduled for a 7 p.m. start.

Post Falls at University was postponed and rescheduled for Saturday at 1. Mt. Spokane at Sandpoint was postponed and rescheduled for Saturday at 4.

North Central and Cheney decided to try and play Saturday at 1 in Cheney.

Lakeside of Nine Mile vs. Shadle Park, at Albi and Pullman at Rogers were canceled. There were no plans to reschedule those games.

Moscow at Timberlake was postponed and rescheduled for Saturday at 5.

The Lakeland at East Valley game is rescheduled for Saturday at noon.

The White Star League game pitting Timberline at Kootenai has been canceled and a rescheduled time for Saturday was being discussed.

Here are other Friday games that have been rescheduled so far for Saturday: Grangeville at Clarkston, noon; West Valley at Colville, 7; Bonners Ferry at Riverside, 4; Cusick at Almira/Coulee-Hartline, 7; the White Star League game featuring Clark Fork at Lakeside in Plummer, 7; Wellpinit at Northport, 5; Medical Lake at Priest River, 5.

The five Northeast 2B league games were lost Friday and had to be rescheduled. In two games Saturday, Northwest Christian is at Springdale at noon and Davenport goes to Kettle Falls at 6.

In two games Monday, Colfax travels to Asotin and Lind-Ritzville visits Wilbur-Creston. Both games are at 6.

The Newport at Okanogan game has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled. Likewise, Pateros at Tekoa-Rosalia, Odessa at Garfield-Palouse and Touchet at Republic were canceled.

Freeman postponed its home game against Lethbridge and will attempt to play on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Saturday’s tentative schedule

Grangeville vs Clarkston, noon

Northwest Christian vs. Springdale, noon

Lakeland vs. East Valley, noon

Grangeville vs. Clarkston, noon

Lethbridge vs. Freeman, 1 p.m.

Post Falls vs. University, 1 p.m.

North Central vs. Cheney, 1 p.m.

Timberline vs. Kootenai, 3 p.m.

Columbia vs. Inchelium, 3 p.m.

Bonners Ferry vs. Riverside, 4 p.m.

Moscow vs. Timberlake, 5 p.m.

Northport vs. Wellpinit, 5 p.m.

Medical Lake vs. Priest River, 5 p.m.

Liberty vs. Reardan, 6 p.m.

Davenport vs. Kettle Falls, 6 p.m.

Mt. Spokane vs. Sandpoint, 6 p.m.

Clark Fork vs. Lakeside (ID), 7 p.m.

Cusick vs. Almira/Coulee-Hartline, 7 p.m.

West Valley vs. Colville, 7 p.m.

Mead vs. Coeur d’Alene, 7 p.m.

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