Game will go on

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 13, 2001

App State-TSU, as well as SEC games, will be played as planned

Troy State’s football game with Appalachian State will be played as scheduled this Saturday in Troy, the schools’ athletics directors confirmed on Wednesday.

The game, which is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, will be televised by Comcast-Charter Sports Southeast.

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Troy State Athletics Director Johnny Williams said the decision to play the game was one that was carefully considered in light of recent terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. Williams said a pregame ceremony remembering the victims of the attacks is planned. The Trojans will also honor fallen teammate Logan Markham, a defensive tackle who died in an automobile accident last Saturday.

"We want to remember the victims of this terrible act," Williams said. "But we also believe that it is important to carry on and allow the healing process to begin. We should not allow these terrorists to disrupt our lives any further. The safety of our athletes, support personnel and fans was considered. In the end, we felt it was both safe and positive for the game to continue as planned."

Troy State canceled Tuesday’s scheduled volleyball match with Birmingham-Southern and postponed Wednesday’s scheduled soccer match with Alabama A&M until Oct. 16. All other planned events will go ahead as scheduled, Williams said.

Additionally no AHSAA

or AISA Friday night high school football games have been cancelled due to Tuesday’s events.

As scheduled, Pike County will host Lafayette in Brundidge, PLAS will travel to play Meadowview and Goshen will travel to Clayton to play Barbour County.

Charles Henderson High School is off this week.