Weather and blackouts postpone the Island Cup to Sunday

Island Cup players in 2019. The inter-island match will start Sunday at 2pm. – Lexi Pliny

The combination of Saturday’s weather forecast and existing power outages pushed Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) and the annual Island Cup football game from Nantucket High School to Sunday and also changed the championships from Cape & Island League cross-country through Tuesday.

Both events were scheduled for Saturday. The postponement also means that boys and girls soccer matches, a field hockey match and a JV soccer match, all between the two schools on the island, will also be played on Sunday before the kick-off of the Cup. island at 2 p.m., MVRHS athletic director Mark McCarthy said. tell the time on Friday.

“I spent the last two days on the phone with [Nantucket Athletic director] Travis Lombardi and check with coaches, schools and the Steamship Authority as we’ve all tried to put it [the Sunday reschedule] together, ”said McCarthy, adding“ we have to thank the Steamship Authority for their flexibility and willingness to provide boats to us on Sunday and to the Island Touchdown Club and Ryan Ruley who coordinated with SSA for us. “

Teams also needed to make sure they could bring officials to the game.

“We were also concerned about bringing the game officials from Hyannis to Nantucket on Saturday. It wouldn’t do us any good if we brought the team in but the Hyannis boat wasn’t working, ”said McCarthy.

Fans can watch the game live on Channel 14 (MVTV- Martha’s Vineyard), Channel 18 (NCTV- Nantucket) or on Youtube. Following an agreement between the two Island community television stations to co-broadcast the game.

The Sunday game schedule on Nantucket is:

  • Girls football at 10 a.m.
  • Boys football at 12 o’clock
  • Field hockey at 10 a.m.
  • Kick-off of the JV football at 11:30 am
  • Varsity Football Island Cup at 2 p.m.

The Cape and Islands Cross Country Championships originally scheduled for Saturday at Dennis-Yarmouth High School will still be held in DY on Tuesday, although the start time is to be determined. The Vineyarders are undefeated in the C&I competition.

“Barnstable and Nauset are still without power – they haven’t been to school for two days – and weren’t sure they could get there and Nantucket and the island had weather issues with the ferry on Saturday so we moved it, ”McCarthy mentioned.

At the final check, McCarthy said seats were still available on the Sunday morning ferry leaving Vineyard Haven. Travelers should plan to arrive before 7 a.m.


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