CEDARVILLE – Lightning forced a suspension of East Clinton’s varsity football game at Cedarville’s Hickman Field Friday night.
With the Astros on top 14-12 with 6:12 to play in the fourth quarter, the game will be resumed at Noon Saturday.
The Astros fell behind 6-0 in the opening period. Landon Runyon had a fumble recovery and Patrick Dotson had a big sack but generally the Indians had the better of the play on offense.
“We still are struggling to stop their run game,” EC coach Jeremy Yankey said. “They just lined up in double tight, T-formation and are running it right at us.”
After trying to jump start their own running game, the Astros turned to the passing attack to take the lead.
Gunner Neanover threw two touchdown passes to Branson Smith in the second quarter. Austin Arellano added both PATs and EC was on top 14-6.
The Indians scored in the third period to make it 14-12.
When the game was halted, the Indians had the ball at their own 37, first and 10.
After the varsity game is completed, the junior varsity teams will play at Cedarville High School.
Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email email@example.com or on Twitter @wnjsports