'Cats were leading 28-20 when lightning ended homecoming game
Taft Union High School was leading Corcoran 28-20 Friday night when the Wildcats' homecoming game was called due to lightning but they won't get credit for a win.
TUHS Athletic Director Marsha Eubank said the game will simply be called suspended, and not count as a win or loss for either team.
It will not be replayed, she said.
Taft has a bye on Sept. 30, but Corcoran already has a game scheduled.
Eubank said trying to finish the game on Saturday is not practical because of the problems of trying to arrange on short notice for officials, ambulance and all the support people needed to put on a game.
There were 30 seconds left in the first half when the game was first delayed for 30 minutes as lightning flashes started moving in from the east.
Taft had just taken a 28-20 lead over Corcoran when the game officials decided to call a delay.
As halftime activities went on, the lightning became more frequent and moved closer.
so, 19 minutes after the delay started, the game was halted for good.
The thunder storms played havoc with the high school football schedule all up and down the valley. Numerous game were halted, but some will be finished today.