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September 11, 2009

Gilman-DeMatha postponed, possibly canceled

Rains have wreaked havoc with the Gilman-DeMatha football game. The contest was scheduled to be played at the neutral site of Cardinal Gibbons tonight at 7 p.m.

The storm that hit the area on Friday left the Gibbons field unplayable, however, so they went to the backup plan of moving the game to No. 4 Gilman on Saturday at 1 p.m. But the rains have caused just as many problems there.

Gilman athletic director Tim Holley said that, as of 10:30 Friday morning, his field was under nearly two inches of rain, and he wasn't sure if the game could be played.

"I'm not optimistic," Holley said. "I don't want to ruin our field."

If the game is canceled tomorrow, then it won't be played at all. Holley said this is a non-conference game, and there's nowhere else to put it. Simply put, both schools have their hands tied on this one.

-- Jeff Seidel

Posted by at 11:27 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Football


Call Good Counsel. Turf Field, good attendance space, and no games for Saturday.

isn't there any "astroturf" fields in balto. maybe the ravesn will let them play at the stadium..

Play the game at Calvert Hall on the Turf.. Problem Solved..

Looks like Gilman's ducking a punch here. Plenty of alternative turf fields to play on. This is bad news.

2 more suggestions: JHU or St. Paul's School.

JHU plays at home. Game is on at 1. I called Gilman.

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