Local schools prepare for impact of winter storm on games

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Quincy, IL (WGEM) — Tri-State schools are already eyeing this winter storm. Some moved their Friday night basketball games to this evening and other schedule changes may be on the way.

Quincy High School Athletic Director, Scott Douglas, said he’s a bit concerned for big games over the next two days.

Douglas said his decision to make changes will be challenging.

“The impact is wide,” said Douglas. “We have a few events that we are traveling with younger kids. So, you always take a look at it, be very pratical about it, but at the same time our kids safety is what’s most important, we have to make a decision based on that.”

The boys basketball team has a conference game in East Moline Friday evening. Douglas said he is more worried for the travel back home, when snowfall could be very heavy.

There is also a wrestling tournament happening at QHS, Friday and Saturday. Douglas said the snow could cause a problem for area schools that don’t plan to stay overnight in Quincy.

“Hopefully we’re going to be looking at it from a parental standpoint ourselves,” said Douglas. “That’s kind of our role, is we have to take at look at it from that. So we feel like we’re going to try really, really hard to not do anything that’s going to put our kids in jeopardy.”

Douglas said he hopes to make final decisions tomorrow morning. He said he’ll notify us here at WGEM so we can let you know.

Quincy Notre Dame Athletic Director Bill Connell said their game has been moved an hour early, Friday evening. However, he said he is prepared to pull the plug, if weather conditions are too bad.

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