For the second straight week, thunderstorms in the Kansas City area forced some high school football games to be suspended.
Included was the game between the O’Hara Celtics and Hogan Prep Academy Rams.
O’Hara led 6-0 with 44 seconds left in the first half when lightning stopped play. It will resume at 1 p.m. Saturday at O’Hara.
“It’s one of the hardest things whether you’re winning or losing,” O’Hara coach Jim DeMarea said of trying to get his team ready for today’s second half of football. “Because you try to regenerate that energy again. They have to do it, and we have to do it.”
The Celtics recovered three Hogan fumbles and an onside kick in the first half but capitalized on only of the four first-half turnovers.
Celtics junior defensive lineman Brice Roseburrough recovered a fumble at the Hogan 17-yard-line with 4:09 left in the first quarter. Five plays later, O’Hara senior running back Peyton Jones took the option pitch from quarterback Matthew Johnson for a 3-yard touchdown run. After the missed conversion run, the Celtics held a 6-0 lead at the 2:31 mark of the first quarter.
The game will resume with O’Hara having a first-and-10 at Hogan’s 39-yard-line with 44 seconds left in the second quarter. There will not be a halftime break.