The big story on the opening night of the high school football season was Mother Nature. Heavy rain, fierce wind and lightning led to delays and the postponement of games across the area.
ST. FRANCIS vs. RIVERSIDE BROOKFIELD: St. Francis football will play its first game on its new field at 9 a.m. Saturday.
RICH SOUTH vs. MORTON: The Mustangs' will now kick off the season at 11 a.m. Saturday.
CLARK vs. YORK: The Dukes will now open their season at noon Saturday.
GLENBARD NORTH vs. BATAVIA: This anticipated matchup is now scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.
BENET vs. DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH: The matchup between these two neighboring teams will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday.
GLENBARD EAST vs. WILLOWBROOK: Officials at Glenbard East High School waited until about 7:50 p.m. Friday to postpone the 2013 football season opener between the host Rams and rival Willowbrook. The two teams are scheduled to return to Glenbard East on Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff.
WARREN vs. LYONS TOWNSHIP: The Lions will host the Blue Devils for an afternoon game at 4 p.m. Saturday.
MAINE SOUTH vs. MONTINI: This clash between two of the state's elite programs is scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. Saturday in Lombard.
DOWNERS GROVE NORTH vs. LOCKPORT: After Friday's postponement, the Trojans will travel over the Des Plains River to face the Porters at 6 p.m. Saturday.
PLAINFIELD SOUTH vs. LEMONT: The Indians will draw back the curtain on their 2013 season at 6 p.m. Saturday.
HINSDALE SOUTH vs. ROMEOVILLE: The Hornets' season opener was postponed Friday and rescheduled for 6 p.m. Satuday.
MANTENO vs. LISLE: The Lions quest for a playoff berth starts at 7 p.m. Saturday as they host Manteno at Benedictine University.
WHEATON NORTH vs. CARY-GROVE: Wheaton North's game with Cary-Grove was postponed. The matchup has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday in Wheaton.
GLENBARD WEST at WHEATON WARRENVILLE SOUTH: These two neighboring rivals will start the season at 7 p.m. Saturday.
ADDISON TRAIL vs. GLENBARD SOUTH: Friday's game between the Blazers and the Raiders was postponed and will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday.
HERSCHER vs. WESTMONT: Westmont's season opener was cancelled Friday night due to lightning. The game against Herscher has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Westmont High School, 909 Oakwood Drive.
BOLINGBROOK vs. HINSDALE CENTRAL: The clash between these two Class 8A schools was postponed Friday and will be played at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.