Weather forecast forces Cornell to move football playoff game to West Allegheny

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 5:30 PM


The Cornell football team was hoping to play its first home playoff game since 1983, but a rainy forecast has changed those plans.

Instead, Cornell and California will play at 7 p.m. Friday at West Allegheny in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The Raiders affectionally call their home field the swamp, a nod to how the natural grass surface doesn’t handle rain all that well.

The WPIAL announced the change Wednesday.

Cornell earned a home game by finishing second in the Big Seven. It holds tiebreakers over the second-place teams from the Eastern (Jeannette) and Tri-County South (California) conferences.

Chris Harlan is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Chris by email at charlan@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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