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Lightning Causes Suspension of Varsity Football Opener; SPF-Gov. Livingston Game to Resume Friday at 4 p.m.

Guy Kipp

Thursday, September 12, 2013 • 7:41pm

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The varsity football opener between Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Gov. Livingston was interrupted with 6:00 left in the fourth quarter by lightning on Thursday evening with Scotch Plains-Fanwood leading, 20-7.

The game was halted at about 6:30 p.m. when game officials saw the first flash of lightning. Rules state that officials must wait at least a half-hour after the last sighting of lightning before a game can resume. 

The last six minutes of the contest will be played Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Gov. Livingston's field in Berkeley Heights.

TheAlternativePress.com will have a complete summary of the game itself to the point of its suspension later on.


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