FOOTBALL: Norfolk 7, Fremont 7: Match interrupted due to lightning, will resume Friday afternoon | Sports

Norfolk High scored an early touchdown after a Fremont fumble on the Tigers’ second offensive play provided the Panthers with a short 22-yard field.

Norfolk needed just four plays to cover that distance, Kaden Ternus connecting with full-back Hudson Waldow sliding down the flat right and into the end zone on the 1st and goal of the seven.

That 7-0 scoreline continued into the fourth quarter as both defenses hampered the opposing team’s offensive production.

In the third quarter, the Fremont defense stopped an 81-yard drive by the Panthers with an interception on its own one-yard line, but the Norfolk defense held, forcing the Tigers to clear their end zone. goal, producing another on-field chance as the Panthers took over on the Fremont 31.

However, the Tigers defense limited Norfolk to a 33-yard field goal attempt, which saw the snap sail through the hands of starter CJ Hoffman, leading to what would be Fremont’s last possession of the night – a 50 walk. yards to the Panthers’ 11 where quarterback Hudson Cunnings located Jackson Cyza in the end zone in fourth-and-eight for the touchdown, with Dylan Hart’s successful PAT tying the game at 7 – all about what would be – in due to repeated lightning strikes within 10 miles of Memorial Field – the last play of the game with 10:24 to go.

School officials were considering a 4 p.m. departure for a resumption of play.

Robert M. Larson