Cambridge Christian goes on the road in September with Skyway Park off limits

Home games for Cambridge Christian’s football team are in limbo after Hillsborough County officials decided Skyway Park off limits through September because of health concerns. 

“We are working with our health advisors and county administration on the return to competition of all sports at our facilities,” Hillsborough parks and recreation director Rick Valdez said. “Currently, football is not approved to be played so we are not able to schedule (Cambridge Christian’s) games at Skyway Park.”

The decision does not only affect Cambridge Christian. Youth league football games also are unable to play on the field for at least the next month. 

Valdez said it is possible he could get clearance to resume games in October but nothing has been confirmed. 

Cambridge Christian athletic director Mark Butler planned ahead by scheduling the first four games of the season on the road in hopes that the football team can return to Skyway Park in October.

“We obviously understand the situation and know that everyone is trying to take as many safety precautions as possible.,” Butler said. “By scheduling the first four on the road, we were trying to kick the can down the road as much as possible before we get into our home schedule.”

If Skyway Park still is unavailable, Butler said the school will look into alternatives such as playing home at other high schools in Hillsborough County. 

“We have 14 seniors on the team, and we want them to have the full experience with senior night and homecoming,” Butler said.

 Regardless of where the home games are played, the school is already taking plenty of safety precautions with temperature checks and masks required for fans in attendance.