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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Team switched, but game on

Flomaton will host St. Michael Friday in preseason football game


August 19, 2021

Joe Thomas

lomaton Hurricanes practice for their preseason game against St. Michael

Flomaton's pre-season football game scheduled for this Friday night will be held but with a different opponent after a COVID-19 outbreak at Geneva County forced the Bulldogs to cancel their trip to Flomaton to take on the Hurricanes.

Flomaton head football coach Doug Vickery received the word Tuesday of the cancellation and said he reached out to a friend who is on the coaching staff at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope. The Cardinals will now travel to Flomaton for a 7 p.m. kickoff this Friday. Tickets at the gate for people first grade and up will be $6.

"We were looking forward to playing Geneva County," Vickery said. "But when they said they couldn't come we still wanted to play."

St. Michael is coached by Philip Rivers, a former NFL quarterback, who spent the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers.

"I knew somebody down there on the staff and they said they'd love to come play," Vickery said. "They were looking for a game and we were looking for a game."

Vickery said the agreement with the coaches is that the varsity groups will play the first half and the younger players play in the second half.

Vickery said he feels having a pre-season game is important to get a good feel about Flomaton playing another team.

"There are somethings you just can't duplicate in practice," he said. "You get to see your team on film and see what you need to work on before the season opens."

Flomaton will open the 2021 regular season Friday, Aug. 27 by hosting Northview.


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