Mother Nature reared its ugly side on Friday night, causing havoc across the area as numerous high school football games were either postponed or outright canceled.
Marshfield led Slinger 14-0 midway through the second quarter before the game was halted due to lightning, and eventually canceled. The Tigers will be back in action next Friday, Sept. 3, at home against Hortonville to open its Valley Football Association schedule.
Stevens Point led Superior 43-0 at halftime before the game was stopped. The Panthers were granted the victory.
Amherst also got a portion of its game in as it was leading 29-8 in the third quarter at Medford before the game was stopped.
Mosinee defeated Racine St. Catherine’s 30-12 in a game played at Kaukauna.
In another completed game, Athens defeated Owen-Withee 36-0 in an 8-man football season opener for both teams.
Stevens Point Pacelli at Turtle Lake, Neillsville at Loyal, and Greenwood at New Auburn were canceled.
Games that were rescheduled to Saturday include: Spencer/Columbus at Colby, 10 a.m.; Edgar at Stratford, 11 a.m. and moved to D.C. Everest High School; Auburndale at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption, 6 p.m. at Lincoln High School; and Cadott at Pittsville, 11 a.m., which will all be broadcast live at zaleskisports.com. Wittenberg-Birnamwood at Iola-Scandinavia will also be played Saturday at 7 p.m.
There was no information available on these games: Phillips at Port Edwards and Abbotsford at Melrose-Mindoro.