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Storms wreak havoc on prep football schedule

Area teams have to wait until today to finish their games


ABOVE: West Liberty-Salem’s Ben Burden left, and Kyle Crawford combine for a sack of the Springfield Catholic Central quarterback in the end zone in the first quarter of Friday’s game in Springfield. WLSalem led 25-6 late in the third quarter before a lightning delay. The game was not completed by press time. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT) FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Ridgemont’s Corey Eversole out runs an Upper Scioto Valley defender on his way to a 35-yard touchdown catch during the first quarter of their game Friday at Ridgemont High School.The game was stopped late in the second quarter because of lightning and will resume at 3 p.m. today. Ridgemont is leading 29-14. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

Friday night’s storms did a lot of damage to the local high school football schedule.

All but one of the six local games were postponed and rescheduled for today.

The Bellefontaine at Indian Lake game was stopped a minute and a half into the first quarter. It has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. today.

Benjamin Logan’s home game against Tippecanoe was halted right after the opening kickoff and it will now be played at 10 a.m. today. The junior varsity game between the Chiefs and Lakers has been canceled.

Riverside’s contest at Sidney Lehman was stopped in the middle of the second quarter, with Lehman winning 19-0. It will resume at 10 a.m. today.

Triad’s game at Northeastern came to a stop in the second quarter, with the Cardinals leading 21-7. It will pick up at 7 p.m. tonight.

The Upper Scioto Valley at Ridgemont game was suspended with 3:31 left in the second quarter, with the Gophers ahead 29-14. The contest resumes at 3 p.m. today.

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