FOOTBALL: Violence threats cause Port Charlotte postponement

By Bryan Levine, SunCoast Sports

PORT CHARLOTTE — The game between Port Charlotte and Cape Coral was postponed Friday night, but not because of weather.

According to Mike Reilly, the Charlotte County School District’s spokesperson, there was concern of violence at the game after rumors of violence had spread through the Cape Coral community.

“Our superintendent (Steve) Dionisio received a call from the Cape Coral Police Department this afternoon that there was a concern of a disturbance between Cape Coral players and students,” Reilly said. “We decided we weren’t going to subject any fans, players or parents to threats of violence at the game.”

The game has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday at 7:30 p.m., provided police have found it’s safe to play again.

“We figured the thing will calm down (over the weekend), as police investigate,” Reilly said. “If we get another call saying there are still threats, we’ll re-evaluate for Monday night.”

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