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Football fans keeping eye on weather and high school football finals

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---It's a big weekend for several football teams in our area.

At  DeSales High School, fans are stopping by the school and purchasing clothing and gear, as they prepare to support their team.

"I'm real excited. I'm happy for the school. I just wish it was here," says Sherry Mangis, a DeSales fan.

DeSales, along with two other local schools in our area.. Meade County High School and Collins High School, are set to play this weekend in Bowling Green in the state football finals.

However, as the team and fans make the drive, one thing may be standing in their way.

"My one son and his son is heading to the game.. weather permitting," says Sherry Mangis.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association, and coaches like Harold Davis, are keeping their eyes on the weather this weekend.

"We're in the game. We know that game is going to get played eventually. We'll just do and follow the plan, whatever it is," says Coach Harold Davis.

Coach Davis says for now, his team is simply trying to focus on playing Saturday. This will be the 3rd time they've made it to the state championship.

They were knocked out last year in the semi-finals,and are determined to end this year with a win.

"To see us get this far and that to pay off is rewarding for coaches, and to see these kids reach the goal they set nearly a year ago," says Coach Davis.

Now it's up to the weather as to when they'll play, and the number of fans that will still hit the road.

Our local schools say they have contingency plans in place, and they are waiting for state athletic officials to make the final call.

In the meantime, fans like Sherry Mangis are stocking up on athletic gear and are trying to stay positive that the games will go on. She's hoping that fans hitting the road will be safe.  

"I think the die-hard fans will be there. No matter what," says Sherry Mangis.

State athletic officials expect to make the final call Friday morning about whether the Friday evening and Saturday games will be played, or postponed.

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