"I think it does [affect us greatly],'' Greene said, "but obviously there are other people like us. I'm not making excuses because there are other guys in the same scenario with their teams. It's really the worst-case scenario.
"If you have a veteran team like we've had in the past, we're in much better shape because once you're running, you're up and running. It hasn't been consistent in a lot of ways. I felt like we were starting to mesh a little bit, but now it's back to square one in some respects.''
GW was able to get in a practice session for the Midland game on Friday, but had to go to St. Albans High School to do it, since the Patriots weren't allowed to work out in their own gym because of water limitations.
The town of St. Albans, with a separate water source, isn't affected by the current situation, and was able to host Parkersburg in a girls game Friday night.
"It is sort of a disadvantage,'' Greene said, "because Midland has already played twice this week and has been on a somewhat-regular schedule. But there's nothing you can really do about it, and you just make the best of it.
"Of all the years for this to happen. I figure it hurts us [worse now] than at any time in the past 10 years. At least we've got time to get ready for the sectional. When all this stuff happens, that's what we're shooting for.''
Boys games called off Friday included Sissonville at Lincoln County, Chapmanville at Poca and Scott at Sherman. Girls games included Riverside at Winfield, Capital at SC and GW at Nitro.
Sissonville's Rich Skeen, who coaches both the boys and girls teams, decided to take his program on an impromptu road trip this weekend, since many of his players hadn't had the opportunity to shower in two days.
The Indians' squads spent Friday night at Chief Logan State Park outside of Logan, then leave this morning for their girls-boys doubleheader tonight against Mingo Central in Williamson. The girls game is set to tip off at 5:30.
Another boys game involving a Kanawha Valley team that is definitely on today pits Hurricane against Woodrow Wilson at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. The rematch of last year's first-round state tournament game is scheduled for 1 p.m.
A matchup of Class A top-10 boys teams, Charleston Catholic at Buffalo, set for 7:30 tonight, was still pending as of Friday night. A final decision on whether to play the game is expected about noon today.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.