Atkins vs. Glenn JV game cut short due to lightning

Atkins vs. Glenn JV game cut short due to lightning
October 06
09:40 2016



Playing football in the elements is an aspect that makes the game different from most others.  With rain in the forecast prior to the game between Atkins and Glenn, it had the makings of a sloppy game and a sloppy game is what ensued.  The Bobcats were able to fight through the monsoon like conditions and win 24-0.

From the first possession of the game both teams had trouble holding on to the ball.  Atkins fumbled on a hand off, which was recovered by Glenn and run back for a touchdown for the first score.  Atkins followed that drive with another fumble that was recovered by Glenn once again.

Glenn converted the Camel turnover into more points when wide receiver Christen Wilson caught his first of three touchdown passes of the night to put the Bobcats up 12-0.  Atkins was able to hold onto the ball on their next possession but with the Glenn defense line overwhelmed the Atkins offensive lineman their running backs had little room to run.

The Bobcats were bitten by the turnover bug as well as they fumbled on their next set of downs, which gave Atkins some life.  With the rain coming down even harder, the Camels fumbled once again, and Glenn recovered. While driving for another score, Glenn fumbles and two plays later Atkins does the same.

Later in the drive Wilson catches another touchdown making the score 18-0.  Both offenses get bogged down when the rain intensifies, forcing punts from each team. Unfortunately while trying to field a punt, the Atkins return man muffed the ball and it was recovered inside the 10 yard line by Glenn, setting them up for another scoring opportunity.

With under a minute left in the first half of play, Glenn took over at the 27 yard line following a shanked punt by the Atkins punter.  Wilson caught his third and final touchdown before the half ended.

The game was called due to lightning in the area. With the Bobcats leading 24-0 the game was decided to be a final at that point.

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