Columbia High pushes back start time for football opener

News-DemocratAugust 29, 2013 

Because of anticipated high temperatures Friday, the start time for Wood River's high school football opener at Columbia has been pushed to 8 p.m.

Friday marks the opening of the high school football season throughout Illinois. Prior to this week, metro-east teams have enjoyed unseasonably cooler temperatures during preseason training only to be hit with 90-degree heat in the last two weeks.

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Here is the Week 1 area high school football schedule for Friday:

Chicago Hubbard at Belleville East, 7 p.m.

Collinsville at Althoff, 7 p.m.

Belleville West at Evansville (Ind.) Reitz Memorial, 7 p.m.

Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst at East St. Louis, 7 p.m.

O'Fallon at Cahokia, 5:30 p.m.

Hazelwood West at Edwardsville, 7 p.m.

Du Quoin at Highland, 7 p.m.

Mattoon at Triad, 7 p.m.

Central at Mascoutah, 7 p.m.

Marion at Granite City, 7 p.m.

Herrin at Waterloo, 7 p.m.

Wood River at Columbia, 8 p.m.

Sparta at Dupo, 7 p.m.

Freeburg at Massac County, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Carlyle, 7 p.m.

Red Bud at Pinckneyville, 7:30 p.m.

Mater Dei at Effingham, 7 p.m.

Wesclin at Nokomis, 7:30 p.m.

Alton at Pekin, 7 p.m.

Newton at Civic Memorial, 7 p.m.

Carlinville at Roxana, 7 p.m.

Bunker Hill at Metro-East Lutheran, 7 p.m.

Priory at Marquette, 7 p.m.

Decatur MacArthur at Jerseyville, 7 p.m.

Carbondale at Murphysboro, 7 p.m.

Centralia at Salem, 7:30 p.m.

Mount Vernon at Rochester, 7 p.m.

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