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Storms could impact Lexington football games

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Several high schools in Lexington had planned to re-schedule their Friday night games for Saturday night, but it looks like some of those storms could impact them again.

The football game at Lexington Christian Academy has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. As of 6:00 p.m., players, coaches and fans are keeping an eye on these storm clouds and keeping their fingers crossed. They're hoping that Saturday evening's game won't be another wash out.

On Saturday afternoon, WKYT spoke with the athletic director at Lexington Christian Academy and he tells us that during Saturday night's game, the same storm regulation rules will apply.

Teams will be able to continue playing if there's only rainfall but every time lightning is spotted in the area, the game must be delayed for thirty minutes.

After Friday night's football game was cancelled, Louisville Christian Academy agreed to reschedule it despite the fact that traveling here for the second time in two days will cost the school an extra $1,000 to $2,000.

"There's also a financial consequence that both private and public schools have to consider because there's the buses and pre game and post game meals and all the rest so it's just something that has to be weighed," Terry Johnson, LCA's athletic director says.

If Saturday night's game has to be cancelled once again, the athletic director says it will not be rescheduled for another day.

Lexington Christian Academy tells WKYT at approximately 9:00 p.m. that they were under a lightning delay due to the storm. WKYT Meteorologist Jim Caldwell says lightning is one of the deadliest weather elements in the U.S.


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