MARIEMONT – Blanchester trails Mariemont 7-6 at halftime in a game that will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The game was suspended Friday night after a lightning delay.
“We were lined up and ready to kick it (to start third quarter) when the lightning came,” BHS coach Brandon Sammons said.
The Wildcats went up 6-0 after intercepting Mariemont on the opening drive. James Peters cashed in the turnover with a touchdown run. BHS missed the extra point.
“We were pounding them … power football Blanchester is know for,” Sammons said, tongue planted firmly in cheek.
The Wildcats scored another touchdown, or so they thought, but officials ruled a Blanchester lineman was down field too far. Sammons said a review of video indicated the player was less than two feet down field. The flag wiped out a 70-yard scoring play.
Blanchester had a turnover of its own that thwarted a good drive.
“We’ve made some mistakes,” Sammons said.
Mariemont scored with 17 seconds to play in the first half.
“We were starting to wear them down,” the BHS coach said.
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