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Waverly and Columbia Academy football game canceled following weekend flood

The Tennessean (Nashville) logo The Tennessean (Nashville) 8/23/2021 Joseph Spears, Nashville Tennessean
a body of water: Waverly's football stadium flooded Saturday due to heavy rain that hit Humphreys County. © Submitted Waverly's football stadium flooded Saturday due to heavy rain that hit Humphreys County.

The Waverly and Columbia Academy football that was scheduled for this Friday has been canceled following the devastating floods that hit Waverly over the weekend. 

Columbia Academy coach Charlie Lansdell confirmed the news to The Tennessean Monday afternoon. 

"Coach (Randall) Boldin called me around 11:30-12 today to tell me," Lansdell said. "He told me that the authorities allowed them to get into the fieldhouse for the first time and once they got in, they realized they had lost everything. All electronic equipment and all of their football equipment, it was all gone.

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"It made it impossible for them to play Friday."

“We couldn’t possibly get everything together by Friday," Boldin said. "Hopefully next week we get back to some normalcy. We’re planning on playing next week.”

Lansdell said that Columbia Academy is actively looking for a team to play Friday but as it currently stands, they'll likely be off Friday. 

"I've called around looking but right now it's looking like we'll be off this Friday unless a situation comes around where games get canceled because of COVID or something like that and we have time to prepare," Lansdell said. "It's looking like we may just take this week off to regroup and to honestly see if we can do anything to help out Waverly and their situation."

This story will be updated.

Reach Joe Spears at jspears2@gannett.com or 731-343-4923. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @joe_spears7.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Waverly and Columbia Academy football game canceled following weekend flood

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