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9/8 Football Game Cancellation

Photo courtesy of rockbridge athletic department’s Instagram
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courtesy of rockbridge athletic department’s Instagram account

On Friday Sept. 8, the Rockbridge County Wildcats played against the Allegheny Cougars at Veterans stadium.

 Every football game there is always a surge of excitement and energy in the stands, and this week’s game was no exception. However, this game took a dangerous twist that hasn’t occurred in 2 years.  While a lighting storm was in the forecast, the likelihood of it happening was very low. However, just minutes before halftime, lightning was detected very close to Veteran Stadium. This soon led to the game being paused for 30 minutes and the stadium being evacuated.  

After the 30 minutes were over, spectators were allowed to re-enter the stadium, but there was a noticeable difference in the amount of people that had stayed to finish watching the game. 

In order to save time, the half-time show was postponed and was to be played at the end of the fourth quarter. Despite the game being resumed, there was still visible lighting in the distance. This eventually led to the game, and halftime show, being canceled right before the fourth quarter. The game ended with a score of 51-8. Be sure to show up for the next varsity football game on Friday, 9/18 against Blacksburg at Blacksburg High School.

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Bella Fitch, Reporter
Sophomore Bella Fitch is a first-year reporter for the Prowler. She decided to join the Prowler because she is passionate about writing. She thought it would be a fun change of pace to write articles and learn a new writing style. Outside of school, Fitch  takes part in the RCHS marching band, Rockbridge Youth Choral, and the Blue Forest Theater Academy’s spring productions. In her free time she likes to draw, cook, and read. When she is not  exploring new cuisines or singing along to her favorite musicals, she likes to spend some time out in the pastures with her goats. Some of the school subjects she is most passionate about include english, history, band, and art. 

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