By: Ken LaVicka and Wells Dusenbury
ESPN 106.3 Staff Writers
Friday night's Glades Central vs. Miami Northwestern game in Belle Glade has been cancelled.
A Palm Beach County School District spokesperson confirmed the postponement on Friday afternoon. The school district learned of the decision to call the contest when a member of the East Coast Football Officials Association notified county officials following a phone call to the school.
Glades Central assistant principal Dr. Cindy McDade said "community unrest" was the reason for the cancellation. That decision was made upon recommendations from Area 3 Palm Beach County school superintedent Matthew Shoemaker and county police.
McDade wouldn't confirm if a collection of incidents or just one isolated occurrence led to officials nixing the game. A shooting was reported by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue on Thursday night in the vicinity of Glades Central High School:
That location would put the shooting just blocks from the school. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital. That person's condition is unknown.
Both teams are efforting rescheduling, but the prospects look dim. Glades Central may forfeit the game, but that is not the case at this time. A Palm Beach County School District official said the game will not be played on Saturday and that Monday is "unlikely". With two weeks left in the regular season, time is a factor working against the contest being played.
Miami Northwestern's official Twitter account sent the following midday on Friday:
Keep checking for more updates as the day progresses.
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