The Lakewood and Keenan game resumed Thursday at Bolden Stadium after a lengthy lightning delay, with Lakewood winning 39-21.
With the Gators up 21-14 over the Raiders, a thunderstorm moved in as both teams headed off the field at intermission. Continuous bolts of lightning along with sheets of rain stalled play for the remainder of the evening.
Both teams had their initial struggles.
Lakewood took the opening kickoff, but fumbled the ball away. On Keenan’s first possession, quarterback D’Vaughn Kelley threw an interception.
Lakewood got on the scoreboard late in the first quarter. On fourth and long in Keenan territory, Raiders punter Troy Brown kicked into his teammates. Lakewood’s Deondre Cisse fell on the ball at the Keenan 13 yard line, which set up D’Onte Wahsington’s 5-yard touchdown run with 3:23 to go in the quarter.
Keenan’s Peter Easaw tied the score at seven a few seconds later with a 65-yard touchdown run.
Early in the second quarter, Lakewood jumped up 14-7 when quarterback Roderick Charles’ 73-yard scamper set up Washington’s 1-yard score at the 11:11mark.
The Raiders tied it again on the ensuing kickoff. Kendrick Gathers took the ball around his 10 yard line and broke loose the rest of the way to make it 14-14 with 10:50 left in the first half.
The Gators scored again just before lightning flashes were cause for concern. Charles found receiver Tyshawn Johnson in the end zone to complete a 24-yard touchdown pass with 49 seconds left until the half.
As time expired, both teams made their way off the field but would not return.