Friday night recap: weather intermits top showdowns
A rain-soaked, lightning-filled night interfered with the week 2 slate and forced cancellations and abrupt endings across the state. No. 2 Woodward Academy was forced off the field early at Grady Stadium as the Grady Knights took a 14-10 victory. Caylin Newton plunged into the endzone from one yard out to give Grady a 14-10 lead over with 6:31 remaining before the weather-delayed game was called fewer than two minutes later because of curfew. Woodward Academy had erased a 7-0 deficit with a 23-yard field goal by Martin Rodriguez and a nine-yard scoring strike from Ryan Glover to Sultan Shabazz for a 10-7 lead midway through the third quarter. Rain clearly affected the War Eagles rhythm as Glover finished with just 5-14 passes for 74 yards.
Jefferson put together another strong showing, while cruising for a 38-14 win over Riverwood. The Dragons built a 38-0 lead with 3:10 left in the third quarter when Justin Cole ran in the Dragons’ fifth rushing touchdown of the night from 12 yards out. Colby Wood scored two rushing touchdowns for the second straight week, while teammate Zack Boobas turned in a two-touchdown performance.
It was a disappointing start to the season for Marist, as Lovett held on for a 29-28 (2OT) victory on Friday. The teams were locked in a 14-14 game and after scoring touchdowns in both of the overtimes, Lovett gambled with a Brady Tindall snuck in a game-winning two-point conversion after accounting for all four of the Lions’ touchdowns.