CURWENSVILLE – Friday night’s storm postponed several high school football games in the area and the contest between Sheffield and Curwensville was no exception.
The teams went to the locker room at halftime and never were able to take the field again as the lightning persisted throughout the evening. PIAA rules call for the game to be halted when lightning is present. The game then cannot start again until 30 minutes after the lightning leaves the area. The slow moving storm lingered over Riverside Stadium until officials were forced to postpone the game and make plans to resume at another time.
Athletic Directors and school officials met to determine a suitable alternative date. Curwensville A.D. Allen Leigey announced that the game would resume on Monday night at 6:00 p.m. at Riverside Stadium with a junior varsity game with Sheffield to follow.
The third quarter will resume with the Golden Tide on top of a 15-0 score.
The Tide scored twice in the first half. The first was on a three-yard run by Alex Holland. After an off-side penalty on the extra-point attempt, Holland dove in the end zone for an 8-0 advantage at the 4:30 mark of the first quarter. The second strike came at the 10:29 mark of the second quarter as Jesse Zorger got behind the defense and pulled in a well placed pass from Hunter McCracken for a 43-yard catch and run. Spencer Smeal added the PAT for the 15-0 lead.
One item of business that was completed Friday night was the crowning of Curwensville’s 2011 Homecoming King and Queen. Madison Peterman and Alex Holt were chosen to represent the school as this year’s royalty.
Full stats and details will be posted after the completion of the game.