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September 9, 2012

Lions bolt past Spartans

Lightning strikes delay the inevitable at Shirley Tudor Stadium.


Lightning struck in several different ways on Saturday afternoon at Shirley Tudor Stadium.
Lockport senior tailback James Chambers (20 carries, 150 yards, 2 TDs) flashed and danced his way to two long touchdowns — one on a pass and another on a run — as the visiting Lockport Lions defeated Starpoint, 31-6 in the fifth rivalry football   series game between the two neighboring school districts. Lockport now leads the series 4-1.
With just under seven minutes left in the game and Lockport leading comfortably, a large dark cloud appeared over the horizon and distant lightning flashes forced referees to postpone the game for the state-required 30 minutes. Subsequent lightning strikes postponed the game for about an hour in all.
Hard rain and hail fell and fans scrambled out of the metal stands to safety and players headed to their respective locker rooms. The game finally resumed at about 5 p.m.
The visiting blue and gold opened the game with a well-executed, 13-play 40 yard drive that culminated with a 37-yard field goal from senior kicker Kyle Few. The big play of that drive was a fourth-and-16, 21-yard pass from junior quarterback Danny Bronson to senior wide receiver RD Hillman.
Moments later, kudos to the Starpoint offensive line as the Spartans took the lead moments later when outstanding junior running back Evan Majewski (23 carries, 185 yards, TD) burst through a hole that Starpoint’s veteran clock operator Bill Austin said even he could have ran through and sprinted by everyone for a spectacular 80-yard touchdown run. The PAT was no good, but the host Spartans led, 6-3.
Lockport responded with a four-play 53-yard drive. On fourth-and-three at the Spartans’ 46, Bronson (6-for-15, 158 yards, TD) whipped a pass out to the left side where Chambers was left uncovered. No. 23 grabbed the pass then sprinted down the left sideline untouched as Few’s PAT made it 10-6 Lions with 3:16 left in the first.

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