A stormy night, with torrential rains and lightning, halted the soccer match between Midway and East Bladen, but not before officials called the game good at 1-1.
There was 35 minutes left in the second period when the game was stopped due to the storm.
“It fell a flood up here,” Raider coach Allan McLamb said after the game. “It was lightning and every time it does that you have to stop the game for 30 minutes. So eventually they just decided to halt it.”
Midway wasn’t playing its best in the Thursday game any way, despite a decent start.
“We came out doing OK,” McLamb said. “We were setting the ball well and moving it, but about 12 minutes in we got a little too relaxed.
Jimmy Blackmon scored the Raiders only goal.
McLamb said he didn’t think the team was putting its combinations together well, something that needs to be done as Midway moves into conference play next week.
“We’ve got to get smarter, match up better,” McLamb said, pointing out that they’d be working hard to do just that as they prepare for next Monday’s match against Trask.
The coach said his Raider boys were playing bad, but just not as good as he thought they were capable of playing.
“We’ve still got too many individual plays going on versus those combinations. It’s nothing that can’t be fixed, though. We’re still playing good; they’re just not playing to what I believe is there full potential yet.”
Midway moves to 2-1-1. They travel to Trask Monday.