Postponed by lightning, the Norfolk-Fremont match ends today | Sports

Norfolk High and Fremont will resume their football game Friday at 4 p.m. after it was suspended Thursday night due to lightning to tie 7-7 in the fourth quarter.

Norfolk 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 first and goal on the 7.

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 1-yard line. But the Norfolk defense held, forcing the Tigers out of their end zone, producing another short 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 went awry when the snap went through starter CJ Hoffman, leading to what became Fremont’s last possession of the night – a 50-yard walk to the Panthers’ 11 where quarterback Hudson Cunnings located Jackson Cyza in the end zone on fourth-and-8 for the touchdown.

Dylan Hart’s successful PAT tied the game on what would be the last play of the night with 10:24 remaining due to repeated lightning strikes within 10 miles of Memorial Field.

Robert M. Larson