Football Home Opener With Punxy Cancelled,Wildcats Will Now Open Season Tonight (Friday, August 27th) At Slippery Rock, Pertinent Game And Travel Location Included; EYT Media/ To Broadcast The Game

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With Punxsutawney canceling this morning, the Central Clarion Wildcats will open their 2021 season with the Slippery Rock Rockets at Rocket Stadium located at the High School, tonight (Friday, August 24th), with kickoff slated for 7:00PM. (****Make note: This is not Mihalik-Thompson Stadium at SRU.)

Slippery Rock’s opening came due to a cancellation by Fort LeBoeuf.

Clarion Area Superintendent Joe Carrico shared this about all the great work done by the administrations to bring this game about:

“We got the call at 7:30 this morning of the cancellation. 

“(AD) Nancy Mills began scouring for games.  Slippery Rock was gracious enough to play us tonight.  Lots of logistics to put in place but the parents have been notified by the coaching staff, the administrators talked to the athletes. The transportation is good to go via North Clarion and Paul Brown.

“The Band and Cheerleaders/Dance teams are going as well.  Nancy worked with the university on the cancellation.  Kickoff at 7:00 

“Jake Bauer/EYT media (Explore Clarion) will be covering the game for us as well.”

Transportation and game information:

Clarion Area Band:Trailer/Van: TBD

Band members to arrive at 4:30 PM – Depart at 4:50 PM
Wildcats:Players to arrive at 3:05 PM – Depart at 4:00 PM
Admission:  Adults $5.00 and Students $3.00

Let’s Go WILDCATS!!!!