Let the games go on.
At least two high school basketball games, postponed from last week because of icy conditions, will be played tonight:
It’s North Springs at Stone Mountain, and St. Pius at Lakeside.
What about other games? The highly-anticipated showdown between the No. 1-ranked Milton boys and No. 3 Centennial (also delayed from last week) will likely be played on Sat., Feb. 6.
What is the Big Picture with all of this? It is going to force a few teams, who already have Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays booked for the rest of the season, to play on a Monday or Wednesday. On the surface, it doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, and surely kids would want to play in games rather than go through practices every day of the week. Who wouldn’t?
However, where this is “kind of a big deal” is here: Many of the remaining games for all teams are region games, which affect the chase for the playoffs. You have to wonder if a team that plays as many as four games per week will be physically and emotionally conditioned to handle it. Will they be able to give their best efforts all four games? Will it cost some teams who are low on endurance?