HAMMOND | Mother Nature didn't care that there was football to be played Friday night.
Like several other football games around the region, the Whiting-Gavit game was postponed. It will be played at 7 p.m. tonight at Gavit.
The weather didn't even allow the teams to warm up, as players from teams were told to get off the field at 6:33 p.m., just as fans were making their way to their seats.
"This was done in the best interest of the kids," Whiting coach Jeff Cain said.
In Week 1, Whiting rolled through crosstown rival Clark last Saturday 31-6, while Gavit narrowly defeated Calumet 14-8 last Friday.
With Whiting playing on a short week, the Oilers may have figured to be at a slight disadvantage, but Cain and company will be ready to play.
"We're used to playing on Saturday nights. It's what we do around here," said Cain. "If we have to tell everyone it's a Friday night, then that's what we'll do."
The momentum of preparing for Friday night but actually playing the next night doesn't affect Whiting either, as the program knows how important each game is toward getting better each week for the playoffs.
"We have 10 of these occasions every year," Cain said. "If we can't get up for a game, then there's something wrong."