“The adjustments to the home games will not impact teams’ abilities to play their full schedules, including any playoff games. This decision is aligned with an approach the district implemented in the past that was very successful,” said APS spokesman Ian Smith, in a written statement.
The new game times will be several hours earlier, so that kickoff will occur in the afternoon and not the evening. Several of the games have also moved from Friday to Saturday.
The new times and dates for the five Lakewood Stadium games affected are:
- Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. Carver vs. Arabia Mountain
- Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. Carver vs. North Springs
- Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. Grady vs. Carver
- Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. Carver vs. Banneker
- Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. Carver vs. Decatur