YALE – The rain poured as the Yale and Richmond High School football teams jockeyed for position in the Blue Water Area Conference opener for both teams.
But as soon as the thunder and lighting showed up, everyone knew the game was in trouble.
It was eventually called 16 seconds into the second quarter after several weather delays with the contest still scoreless. The game will resume at 7 p.m. today.
“I thought defensively we played really well,” Yale coach Don Smeznik said. “We were shutting them down. Offensively, at times we moved the ball but we had some miscues in the backfield because of the weather.
“We will look at the film tonight and see if they are doing anything different. We are going to play our type of football tomorrow night. We will look at the little things. It’s going to be wet again. But we are Bulldogs we are used to playing in the mud.”
Each team struggled to move the ball effectively in the wet conditions. The teams traded interceptions and Yale also fumbled, but recovered.
Tonight’s forecast calls for rain as well.
“It was wet and muddy but it was fun,” Yale senior safety Jordan Craig said. “It’s always fun to play in the rain. Both teams have to play in it. It goes both ways.
“We will watch film and focus on what we did right. We have to come out tomorrow and be solid.”
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