Word has come through about an hour ago that tonight's Class 2A Division II quarterfinal football playoff game between Bushland and Crane, scheduled for 7 p.m. in Frenship, has been postponed until 2 p.m. Saturday.
What? If there's no crying in baseball, there's no rescheduling in football.
This postponement was the wishes of the Crane ISD, which is south of Odessa. They don't see much snow that way, and when it does, people break out into a full-blown panic. Crane apparently had a couple of inches of snow this morning. School officials are afraid that snow and ice on roads south of Lubbock would make travel too dangerous.
I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, but my guess it would be business as usual if this were Bushland facing the same weather conditions.
"I'm furious," said Bushland coach David Flowers. "We were all jacked up and ready to go."
Flowers said the Bushland ISD had little recourse when Crane requested the change.
"If they think the roads are unsafe, there's not a whole lot we can do," he said. "I told our superintendent, 'Shoot, let me drive down there and check the roads out myself.'"