Kodiak’s football team spent Saturday and Sunday waiting for Homer to arrive.
The Mariners never did.
Due to foggy conditions in Kodiak, Homer’s Era Alaska flights on Friday and Saturday were unable to land on the island.
Weather conditions improved Sunday, but Homer was unable to schedule a flight.
The pivotal Northern Lights Conference game, originally scheduled for Saturday, is now slated for tonight — if Homer can arrive, said Kodiak activities director Bryan Ferris.
Game time is 5:30 p.m., Ferris said.
The game has already been postponed twice — once on Saturday and again on Sunday.
Ferris said he did not know what would happen if today’s game is not played.
“It is torture,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “You worry about losing focus and losing time for next week’s practice.”
Schnick spent part of Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field telling fans who showed up for the game that the game was postponed.
He also kept fans in the loop through updates on the Kodiak Bears football Facebook page.
Homer’s Friday flight never left the Kenai Peninsula. Their flight Saturday took off from Homer but couldn’t land in Kodiak.
Homer was scheduled on a flight Saturday night, but that flight never arrived due to fog.
This is the first time a Kodiak football game has been postponed.
“I think that is why so many people are trying to scramble,” Schnick said.
The game has major playoff implications for the NLC. Kodiak (2-1 NLC, 3-3 overall) and Homer (2-1, 3-2) are tied for second in the conference. The top three teams advance to the medium school playoffs.
Kodiak can clinch the No. 2 seed with a victory over Homer.
Kodiak finishes the regular season next Saturday at Skyview.
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