Lightning delays plague football openers; Urbana wins


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Graham’s Cam Van Hoose (44) breaks past Tippecanoe tacklers Matt Garber (50) and Zac Vance (72) during the first quarter of Friday night’s game against the visiting Red Devils.


Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

LONDON – Like most prep football games Friday night, lightning delays wreaked havoc with the Urbana-London contest.

The game was delayed by lightning at halftime for over two hours with London holding a 16-14 lead, but Urbana rallied for a 28-26 victory.

Cooper Johnson kicked an 18-yard field goal with 35 seconds to play to provide the margin of victory.

For UHS in the first quarter, quarterback Preston Shields connected with Nick Johnson on a 44-yard TD pass.

Late in the second quarter, Shields and Johnson again hooked up, this time from 29 yards out to cut the London lead to 16-14.

Urbana hosts Stebbins next Friday night.

Indian Lake 49, Triad 0

NORTH LEWISBURG – Joe Cardinal had a rough debut as Triad’s football coach Friday night as the Cardinals lost to visiting Indian Lake, 49-0, in two quarters of non-league action. The final two quarters of the game were cancelled after a lightning delay at halftime.

Indian Lake reached the playoffs last year, and the Lakers showed Friday night that they are likely post-season contenders again.

Led by quarterback Alex Jacobs, the Lakers scored in the first quarter on a 23-yard pass, a 9-yard run and a 41-yard scamper.

In the second quarter, Indian Lake found paydirt on a one-yard run, a 32-yard scamper, a 53-yard run and a 20-yard scamper to go up 49-0, and the rout was on.

The visitors out-gained Triad, 341 yards to 19.

Triad plays at North Union next Friday night.

Tipp leads Graham, 37-0

ST. PARIS – Tipp jumped out to a 37-0 lead late in the second quarter on Graham Friday night when the game was postponed by lightning.

It will resume here today at 10 a.m. with 29 seconds remaining in the second quarter. There will be no halftime.

The Arrows led, 16-0, at the end of the first quarter.

The Falcons play at Springfield Catholic Central next Friday night.

WL-S leads Valley View, 7-6

GERMANTOWN – West Liberty-Salem led Valley View, 7-6, late in the first quarter in non-league football action Friday night when the game was delayed by lightning.

The contest will resume here today at 10 a.m. with one minute remaining in the first quarter.

WL-S’s touchdown Friday night came on a Luke Woods one-yard run.

The Tigers host Ben Logan next Friday night.

Graham’s Cam Van Hoose (44) breaks past Tippecanoe tacklers Matt Garber (50) and Zac Vance (72) during the first quarter of Friday night’s game against the visiting Red Devils.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_graham-tipp-1.jpgGraham’s Cam Van Hoose (44) breaks past Tippecanoe tacklers Matt Garber (50) and Zac Vance (72) during the first quarter of Friday night’s game against the visiting Red Devils. Brenda Burns | Urbana Daily Citizen

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