Football game called

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 3, 2003

An evening of middle school football action came to an early end Thursday night due to lightning.

The game between the Andalusia Middle School Bulldogs and the Geneva Middle School Panthers was cancelled due to lightning just after the conclusion of the first quarter.

The Bulldogs had a 14-0 lead when the game was called.

Andalusia's first touchdown came on a pass play when Bilyon Jones found Michael Berry for a 64-yard play. Berry caught Jones' pass and zoomed down the field for the score. The two-point attempt was no good, but Andalusia held a 6-0 lead with 7:50 left to play in the opening eight-minute quarter.

Berry scored the second touchdown of the game on a 54-yard run with 5:46 left to play in the first quarter. Martin Watson added a two-point conversion on a run for a 14-0 lead.

The game was postponed due to lightning for 15 minutes only to be resumed.

Andalusia appeared to go up 20-0 when Watson went up and caught a pass one-handed while battling a defender and then turned and ran into the end zone for a 30-yard score. The play, however, was called back due to a penalty against the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs remained on top 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter barely got started before flashes of lightning caused the game to be called.

In the seventh-grade quarter, Geneva won by a score of 6-0.

Rashawn Daniels scored on a running play for the Panthers in the game.

The AMS squads are scheduled to play again on Tuesday, Sept. 30 against Dauphin Junior High School in Enterprise.

The final game of the season is a home game against Brewton Middle School on Monday, Oct. 6.