Lew-Port gridders lead Barker/Roy-Hart when lightning halts play
Lew-Port erupted for three straight touchdowns in the second quarter to open up a 28-14 lead over Barker/Roy-Hart at Middleport this evening before lightning halted play in the B North Division season opener just before half-time.
The contest is scheduled to be completed at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Barker/Roy-Hart did jump out to an early lead as a 5 yard touchdown run by Josh Mead capped the home team’s opening drive. A 13 yard pass from quarterback Andy Xapsos to Tom Callaghan and an 11 yard run by Dominick Snider highlighted the home team’s season opening drive.
Lew-Port though answered right back with a 15 yard TD run by Qu’ran Brewer, a tally he set up himself with a big 32 yard run. Donald Allender added the tying extra point kick.
Barker/Roy-Hart did regain a 14-7 lead in the opening two minutes of the second quarter on a 5 yard TD run by Brandinlee Woods and an extra point kick by Xapsos. A 29 yard pass from Xapsos to Woods keyed the drive.
However, Lew-Port again answered back with not one but three straight scores.
Lew-Port pulled even at 14-14 on a 9 yard TD run by Brewer and a PAT kick by Allender.
The Lancers then moved on top for the first time at 21-14 on a 64 yard TD pass from Allender to Mike Fritz and a PAT kick by Allender.
Lew-Port then boosted the advantage to 28-14 just 34 seconds later on a 61 yard TD strike, again from Allender to Fritz and an PAT kick by Allender. The Lancers recovered a Barker/Roy-Hart fumble to set up that opportunity.
Lew-Port then got the ball right back again on a pass interception when lightning in the area caused officials to halt play with 1:48 to go in the half.