ROCKINGHAM — A storm system which dumped heavy rains in the Raleigh area Monday night and the threat of additional showers forced Clayton school officials to postpone Wednesday’s Highway 70 Jamboree to Thursday.
Because of the postponement, Richmond Senior will be unable to participate in the jamboree, but will still take part in a scrimmage at Clayton Wednesday afternoon. The Raiders will take on Clayton and Garner beginning at approximately 1 p.m. The contests are slated to take place on the Comets’ practice fields.
Richmond will return home Thursday for another preseason warmup with North Davidson and Glenn. The junior varsity teams will hit the fields at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity squads at 7 p.m.
With construction on the track at Raider Stadium still ongoing, the scrimmage contests have been moved to the team’s practice fields.
Because of the change of venue, the gates off of U.S. Highway 1 will be the only ones open to spectators Thursday.
Kevin Mabe, Richmond’s athletic director, is encouraging fans to bring their own chairs to the scrimmages because of the limited number of bleacher seats on the practice field. In addition, vehicles will be parked along Raider Boulevard near the student lot.
Tickets for Thursday’s scrimmages are $3.