Schoolboy football returns after Saturday's storm scare

After Saturday's matches were postponed "out of an abundance of caution" due to the anticipated effects of Tropical Storm Ian, the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) football competition is scheduled to resume on Monday, organisers have said.

Two rescheduled urban area Manning Cup games are to be played today — Spanish Town High versus Jonathon Grant and St Mary's College against Cedar Grove High.

Another 28 games are scheduled for Tuesday — 17 in the rural area daCosta Cup and 11 in the Manning Cup, according to a schedule released on Sunday.

On Friday, with the approach of the ninth organised weather system of the season, ISSA had first announced new starting times for all games, moving them forward to 1:00 pm in an effort to give the teams and officials sufficient time to participate and to return home.

Later in the day, however, when the island was put under a tropical storm watch, a decision was taken to postpone the matches.

With the storm's shift in trajectory away from the island and the lifting of the tropical storm watch on Saturday, ISSA gave the go-ahead for matches to be played, with new dates for the ones postponed on Saturday.

Paul A Reid

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