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Mercer Island football has bye week in Week 2 of season

September 4th, 2013 at Wed, 4th, 2013 at 10:19 am by Megan Managan

Thanks to some unfortunate timing, the Mercer Island football team will only play eight games this season, one less than usual.

The Islanders were originally scheduled to play a non-conference opponent in the second week of the season, but after the original team wasn’t available, the Islanders started looking for a new team to play. 

Making things more complicated, observance of Yom Kippur, which begins on the evening of Sept. 13 would have moved week 2′s game to either Thursday, Sept. 12 or Saturday, Sept. 14.

Unfortunately, this close to the beginning of the season, few teams were available on Friday, let alone available to play on a Thursday or Saturday during the regular season.

Despite one less game this season, the team will kick the season off this Friday with a 7 p.m. away match against Redmond. Mercer Island will play it’s first home game on Friday, Sept. 20 – homecoming – against Lake Washington.

I’m the sports reporter at the Mercer Island Reporter newspaper. On this blog you’ll find extra bits and pieces to stories I’ve written, behind the scene looks at teams and observations on the sports in our area. I’ll field questions here, and ask a few too. You can follow me on Twitter (@MIRsports ) or send me an e-mail.

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