Football against Hempfield still on despite Rain Predictions

By Taylor Goldberg –

“Game’s on!” said Penn Manor athletic director Jeff Roth.

A key rivalry in the L-L league, Penn Manor will take on the Hempfield Black Knights tonight in Millersville despite rain today and a forecast of rain tonight.

Kickoff is 7 p.m.

“We are planning on playing tonight,” said Roth in an email to Penn Manor staff.   “(I) just talked to Eric Horst (Millersville meterologist) only chance of some thunder, rain won’t be like last week, could be steady at times or short time frames of some heavy rain, but will be mild all evening.”

The field at Biemsderfer Stadium at Millersville University is made of artificial turf and the deciding factor is usually how well the field has drained of water before the game.

“Players want to play. Coaches want to coach,” commented Roth.

According to Barry Groff, assistant coach, everyone involved wants to play tonight.

Any changes to the schedule tonight would “change everybody’s plans, not just the players,” said Groff.

The only thing that would prevent the game from happening is thunder or lightning, according to Roth, which causes a half-hour delay. If it happens again within that half hour, the clock restarts.


Get out and support your Comets……Bring your rain gear…



*Taylor Goldberg & Amber Brenner contributed to this article*