With high school soccer teams one win away from the state tournament, inclement weather has made it difficult to play Saturday’s regional finals especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The 6A Region I finals have yet to start with the Southlake Carroll and Pearce girls pushing back their 10 a.m. start time. There has been at least two lightning delays at McKinney ISD Stadium.
The delay has also pushed back the noon game between the Flower Mound and Grand Prairie boys. The teams have agreed to move their regional final down the road to McKinney Boyd HS with a start time at 2.
Over at Northwest ISD Stadium, the 4A Region I girls final between Castleberry and Stephenville started on time, but went into a delay during the 33rd minute at around 10:30 a.m. Stephenville leads 2-0 with goals in the 15th and 18th minutes.
The 6A Region II and 5A Region II girls finals pushed back start times. Allen and Rockwall-Heath are looking at a 12:30 p.m. start in Round Rock. Highland Park and Frisco Independence are delayed at Standridge Stadium in Carrollton.
Both games have also pushed back the boys.
Out west at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, the 5A Region I boys final between Lake Dallas and EP Bel Air are looking to start at 2 while the girls game between Burleson Centennial and Legacy was moved back to DFW to Newsom Stadium in Mansfield at 7:30.
According to WFAA meteorologist Pete Delkus, he predicted rain all day on Saturday especially 100 percent chance of rain in the DFW area at noon. He also predicted thunder storms, lightning and a chance of hail.