ST. DAVID — Tiger Nation will have to wait until Thursday for St. David’s prep home football opener.

The Tigers were set to entertain the Mayer Wildcats on Friday, but Mother Nature had other ideas. A monsoon downpour that brought a full menu of precipitation and lightning washed out the game. With rain water running rampant down Patton Street and Highway 80, field conditions were simply not playable.

“It’s become a safety issue at this point,” said St. David head coach Braden Davis as he and the Tigers exited the locker room once the decision came to cancel.

St. David, coming off a respectable 5-4 record overall and right off the heels of a disappointing 1-7 year in 2017, will have a quick turnaround for the rare Thursday game with Cibecue. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.

The Tigers who have to contend with a tough schedule this season.

St. David will need exceptional road play if it’s to qualify for the playoffs, and will be immediately tested following Thursday’s home encounter. The Tigers are on the road for five consecutive road games and will not grace the friendly confines of Apache Nitrogen Stadium again until Oct. 11 when the Tigers host Baboquivari for homecoming.

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