The St. Mark’s campus is closed at least through this weekend, as school officials assess and repair extensive damage from an Oct. 20 tornado.
That has led to plenty of reshuffling and relocation for the school’s athletic programs, especially during homecoming week.
Friday’s homecoming football game against Greenhill has been moved to the Greenhill campus. The Lions have been practicing this week on a makeshift field at Hockaday. St. Mark’s has no more home games scheduled this season.
The Lions also will play home matches on their volleyball schedule at Hockaday as the regular season winds down, including clashes with SPC rivals Greenhill on Friday and Trinity Valley on Oct. 30.
It’s unknown yet whether basketball practices and need to be moved there, too, given the significant damage to Hicks Gymnasium. The Lions open the season on Nov. 15 against Lincoln.
Thomas Jefferson, which likely will be closed for several months, doesn’t play home football games on its campus. However, the Patriots moved their homecoming game against Spruce to 10 a.m. Saturday at Loos Stadium to allow for extra time for equipment recovery and team preparation. In volleyball, TJ’s match against Highland Park on Friday has moved to Forester Field House.
Other area schools also have had to adjust schedules due to storm-related power outages this week. Ursuline’s volleyball match on Thursday against Hockaday will be played at Hockaday.
Meanwhile, Hillcrest’s home football game against Alvarado will be played as scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Stadium.