Hurricane Irma forces school closures, football games canceled


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Viera High's Sean Atkins scored three touchdowns in last week's win over Gonzaga in Washington D.C., but there won't be any football this week. Huricane Irma forced the cancellation of Viera's game with Osceola, while Holy Trinity's game at Maclay has been rescheduled for Oct. 12. Both schools are also closed due to the storm.

VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala

With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, school and sports activities have been put on hold.

“All Brevard Public Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday due to Hurricane Irma and will remain closed until further notice,” the district said in a statement released Wednesday.

“School-related activities will be canceled. District headquarters will be closed.”

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy announced on its website the school will be closed from Thursday (Sept. 7) through Tuesday (Sept. 12).

The Brevard County Emergency Management Office also issued a press release saying the county courts will be close Friday and reopen Tuesday.

Viera High’s football game against Kissimmee Osceola, originally scheduled for Friday, has been canceled. Given that the two schools have different bye weeks, the game is unlikely to be rescheduled.

The JV football team had its game at Melbourne canceled as well.

Holy Trinity’s football team was set to travel to Tallahassee to play Maclay on Friday. That contest has been moved to Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.