GALLATIN – A lightning delay of more than an hour didn’t stop Gallatin from earning a win over a close district rival.
Despite a one hour, 15-minute stoppage, the Green Wave scored twice in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 42-14 victory over Station Camp at Calvin Short Field.
Play was stopped with 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter after Station Camp (3-4, 2-3 9-AAA) had just scored to cut the Green Wave lead to 27-14.
“Our kids showed their maturity during the delay,” Gallatin coach Mark Williams said. “They handled it well, and that’s a positive thing when you see that growth and maturity of our players. Station Camp had a bit of momentum going into (the delay), and our players reset their wheels.”
Green Wave senior quarterback Julian Meador threw two touchdown passes to Dedarius Redding, one to sophomore Dezmond Chambers and one to junior Dorian Banks. Meador also found the end zone on a 14-yard touchdown with 1:57 left in the game.
Banks scored on an 8-yard run with 2:56 left in the game to help ice the victory, Gallatin’s third consecutive triumph, to move to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in district play.
Station Camp senior quarterback Kyle Anderton threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Jace Alford, and senior tailback Tre Malone — back after having missed the past three games with ankle problems — rushed for a 12-yard touchdown right before the weather delay.