The SoBoCo Eagles needed only 30 minutes of play to build a 35-6 lead on the Wright City Wildcats before the game was called midway through the third quarter.
But Eagles seniors Brian Kent and Tanner Smith say the lead would only have increased had play continued.
“We were doing about anything we wanted to on offense,” Smith said, “we didn’t punt all night and we were moving the ball on the ground and in the air.”
Smith scored the Eagles first TD and Cooper Mange had a 50-yard TD run to make it 14-0.
After the Wildcats put a up a score, Colby Phillips reached pay dirt with a 25-yard run to make it 21-6.
The the rains came.
After a long delay, the Eagles continued the second quarter with a long pass from Spencer Taggart to Kolton Schupp. Taggart followed with a TD pass to Zane Safley for a 28-6 lead.
The two teams had a brief 5-minute halftime, after which Sam Stichnote intercepted a Wildcats pass for an interception return for a TD.
Owning a 35-6 lead, the Eagles did not mind when the officials called the game due to lightning delays and declared the Eagles the winner.
“From the very beginning we had a big push up front,” Smith said, “we had everything going our way.”
“We were well-prepared on defense,” said lineman Brian Kent. “We weren’t going to get beat over the top and the line did a good job. We knew they could run, but we let our linebackers make plays.”
Kent and Smith said a weather delay two years ago – which ended up as a loss for the Eagles – gave them the experience needed to weather Friday’s delay.
“We just knew we had to stay focused,” Kent said, “we knew what could happen when we went back out there.”
SoBoCo plays Eldon at home this Friday. The Mustangs, 1-1, lost at Owensville by a 48-27 score.