Warner Robins Basketball cancels game on State Championship Friday

Head coach Mike Chastain speaks to his team in one of the last practices before hosting a state championship on Friday/(Cam Gaskins, WGXA)

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- More than a few schedules were thrown off when Warner Robins' 5A State Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium was moved to McConnell-Talbert Stadium for this Friday night.

When Warner Robins head basketball coach Jamal Garman found out that the game would be rescheduled on the same day his team was set to play Perry at home, he had a decision to make himself.

The Warner Robins basketball team tweeted out this morning that its home game this Friday versus Perry was cancelled so that the team and coaches could support the football team as they fight for a state ring.

"That would be the only reason I put a basketball game off is because we're playing in a state championship," Garman said. "And it's a home game, so I definitely want to put that off. I don't want to be a distraction to the football team because I don't want anyone to be a distraction to us if we make it to a state championship."

Garman said there has not been any reschedule date for this game. As it stands, the game will not be played this season.

Head football coach Mike Chastain appreciated the gesture from his fellow Warner Robins coach.

"It means a lot, we have great programs all around besides football," Chastain said. "Anytime we have someone going for a state championship, we're going to hold off everything...all the school's going to watch us get it done and hopefully bring it home."

This game just as easily could have been played in Rome, had coach Chastain not picked heads in the coin flip after the game was called at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. at McConnell-Talbert Stadium in Warner Robins.

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