Rickards-Godby moved to Saturday, aiming to bring normalcy to community

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By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
October 12, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- At the beginning of the week, Gene Cox Stadium was supposed to take center stage on Friday night as Rickards and Godby were slated to square off.

But, due to Hurricane Michael, that game is now postponed until Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

There still isn't power at the stadium but the two teams are hopeful the early start time will give them time to finish the game before sundown.

Throughout the Big Bend, teams either canceled their games or postponed them until next week. But, the Raiders said they hope the game gives family, friends and fans, and even the players on the field, a chance to feel normal again.

"We're happy to be a source of entertainment for the city," said McKinley Wilson, a linebacker for Rickards. "We're happy to be able to come out here and give the city hope, give the city something to talk about, something to do. It's a tough time."

Once toe meets leather between the white lines, the task is tall for the Raiders; they face a Cougars squad who has yet to drop a contest this season.

Of course, most of the attention won't be on whoever wins or loses, but for students, players, family and friends, it'll be a chance to return to some sort of normalcy.

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