Oliver Ames Athletic Director Bill Matthews said this week that Tiger home games will be restricted to the day time to start the fall sports season.
The shift in schedules can be attributed to the many positive Eastern equine encephalitis mosquitoes found in the Shovel Town. Easton has been labeled at a risk level of "critical" for the deadly virus.
The Tigers don't have any home games scheduled under the lights until mid-October. As the current schedules stand, the OA girls' soccer team, which advanced to the State SemiFinals last year, will take the field at Muscato Stadium for the first night game Oct. 19.
Matthews said the schedules will be re-evaluated in mid-October and night games may need to be pushed back further if EEE is still a major risk.
The Oliver Ames football team, which advanced to the Div. III Superbowl last year, will play home games on Saturdays until it's meeting with Division Rival Stoughton on Oct. 26.
Many of OA's road games will still be played at night.
For a full look at OA fall sports schedules, click on the attached .pdf.