Lightning suspends BHS game to 10 a.m. Saturday


By Mark Huber - mhuber@wnewsj.com



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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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By Mark Huber

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