Thanks to an accommodating opponent, the first-ever night football game will be played on Thursday at South Delta Secondary School.
Portable lighting will be brought to the Tsawwassen school for a Junior Varsity game between the South Delta Sun Devils and Vancouver College with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.
The game was originally scheduled for Saturday morning at Vancouver College as the city Catholic school typically stages doubleheaders for its junior and senior varsity teams. However, that would have made it near impossible for the Sun Devils to field a team for the senior game due to a rash of injuries.
B.C. High School Football rules stipulate players are not allowed to play back-to-back games on the same day over safety concerns. South Delta has a number of players currently sidelined, including four with season-ending injuries.
“If the two games were played on the same day, we would have only had 18 players available for the senior game,” explained Sun Devils senior varsity head coach Ray Moon. “College was very cooperative to agree to change the game.”
The SDSS junior varsity team will take a 1-1 record into Thursday’s battle.