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Shelbyville - New Pal October 4 football game in limbo Wednesday morning

A discussion regarding next week’s originally scheduled Hoosier Heritage Conference football game between Shelbyville and New Palestine remains a fluid situation as of Wednesday morning.


More details will be made available as the situation plays out Wednesday.  For now, New Palestine and Shelbyville athletic departments spoke Tuesday and, after discussions within the respective school's administrations, agreed to seek other opponents for Week 7, October 4.


New Palestine is the seventh ranked team overall in Indiana's Sagarin ratings and #2 in 5A behind Cathedral.  Meanwhile, Shelbyville has struggled in its rebuilding process and has just one touchdown scored while going 0-5 to begin the season.


As of Tuesday, New Palestine had another opponent that expressed interest in coming to New Pal for a game on October 4.  Shelbyville contacted North Decatur which, thanks to the ending of the Anderson Prep Academy football program this week, had an open date on the schedule.


The agreement to play between Shelbyville and North Decatur prompted the Chargers to issue a press release Tuesday night detailing the fact that they would play at McKeand Stadium against the Golden Bears next week.


However, entering Wednesday morning, New Pal’s possible other opponent now isn’t coming next week.  As of this report, the Dragons are without an opponent for the school's October 4th Homecoming. 


New Pal is attempting to contact school's with available dates.  If New Palestine does not find another opponent, Shelbyville will play at New Palestine in the regularly scheduled HHC game on October 4.


More on this story as it develops on GIANT fm Sports.