Pirates practice amidst flooding in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Twenty-six East Carolina football players were forced to evacuate from their living arrangements due to the flooding in Greenville caused by Hurricane Matthew.

But neither the evacuations nor the city-wide curfews have stopped the Pirates from daily practices.

Outside linebacker Dayon Pratt is one of those forced to find alternative housing.

“Yeah I had to evacuate from my house, but, everything else has [gone as] planned,” said Pratt. “Still going to practice, still doing my internship.”

Due to the flooding in Greenville, East Carolina University has cancelled class for the remainder of the week and Thursday’s home football game against Navy was postponed until November 19.

“It’s sad the reason that we’re having the open date,” said Head Coach Scottie Montgomery. “You don’t want to say that this is a good thing for the team because of everything that’s going on. It’s just beneficial to us right now. We are going to have everybody back, probably for the first time since the first game or the State game that was so physical.”

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