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Football Triumphs in Rain-Delayed Game

Carter James’22 slashes into the end zone for the first touchdown. (Josh Tu’21/Staff )

On Friday, September 20, the Columbus Academy football team snagged a 38-24 win against league rival Whitehall in a game that was delayed for almost two hours because of lightning.

Scheduled to start at 7:30 PM, pouring rain and thunderstorms kept both teams in the locker rooms until 9:15 PM. Once the game started, both teams were slow to get started, slogging their way through the first quarter with no score.

First to shake off the rust were the Vikes, striking quickly for 2 touchdowns in the second quarter to enter a shortened halftime with a 14-0 lead.

After the break, Academy and the Rams remembered that this was supposed to be a high octane offensive battle. Each team erupted, combining to score 37 points in an electric third quarter. The Vikes scored three touchdowns to remain ahead, 35-16.

After the third, both defenses clamped down. Senior Sam Massick kicked a field goal as our defense only allowed the Rams eight more points. CA escaped the rainy game with a 38-24 victory.

The much-needed win pushed the Vikings to 2-2 for the season and looks to make their record 3-2 on Friday, September 27 against Harvest Prep.


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