Lighting delay forces no contest in Huntingdon season opener

Updated: Sep. 3, 2018 at 3:20 PM CDT
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GREENSBORO, NC (WSFA) - Huntingdon's football game Saturday against Guilford College began but ended up being ruled a "no contest" with the Hawks up 58-48 in the fourth quarter.

A strong offensive performance was nullified on the stat sheet due to lightning but Huntingdon quarterback Michael Lambert put on a show.

Before the delay, Lambert tallied five first-half touchdown passes to four different receivers. Otis Smith had two touchdown catches in the first half of the game.

Huntingdon jumped out to a 20-0 lead before Guilford was able to answer.

The Hawks then entered the half with a 41-21 lead. Kobe Smith added a long 33-yard touchdown run to the first-half numbers.

Eric Thomas ripped off two long touchdown runs in the third quarter, before the delay hit.

The delay struck at the 13-minute mark in the fourth quarter. It was around the three o'clock hour Central Standard Time, and lasted close to three hours before the game was inevitably canceled.

The game will not be made up and it will not count against either Huntingdon's or Guilford's record.

So Huntingdon's season officially will begin next Saturday at 6 p.m. when the Hawks welcome in Birmingham-Southern.

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