Polar Bears-Wildcats suspended to Saturday

EVAN DENNISON - [email protected]
Bracken County’s Tad Fisher takes the handoff from quarterback Trey Brausch, Friday, in Butler. -
Bracken County's Tad Fisher runs upfield as Pendleton County's Troy Florence awaits to make the tackle, Friday, in Butler. -

BUTLER – August football tends to have its fair share of weather problems.

Bracken County is fully aware of this, having games suspended in their previous two seasons. Make that a third straight season as the Polar Bears contest with Pendleton County was halted with 3:29 left in the first quarter due to lightning.

The suspended game will be restarted Saturday morning at 11 a.m., with the Polar Bears leading 6-0. Pendleton County will have the ball on their own 37-yard line, facing a third down and five.

Prior to the lightning, Bracken County was able to match its offensive season point total with a 13-play, 70-yard opening drive that spanned 7:03 off the clock.

Conversions for the Polar Bears on third and fourth and long made Tad Fisher’s two-yard touchdown run happen. Trey Brausch found Fisher over the middle on a 3rd and 11 to extend the drive followed by a 4th and 11 conversion via a Wildcats’ pass interference. Brausch then reeled off a 18-yard run on a 3rd and 16 to get down to the Wildcats two-yard line, that set up Fisher’s leap for the end zone on the next play.

They’d fail the two-point try.

Pendleton County then ran two offensive plays starting at their own 32-yard line before the first lightning strike was seen at 7:47 p.m.

Officials waited until 9 p.m. to make a decision and with a slow moving storm yet to hit, they decided to suspend the game until the morning.

The Wildcats lead the all-time rivalry series 9-2, but Bracken won the last contest and are off on a good note in this one.

POLAR BEARS 6, WILDCATS 0 (SUSPENDED, 1ST QUARTER, 3:29)

BRACKEN COUNTY—6-X-X-X—XX

PENDLETON COUNTY—0-X-X-X—XX

Scoring:

1st Quarter

(BC) Fisher 2-yard run (pass failed) 4:57

Bracken County’s Tad Fisher takes the handoff from quarterback Trey Brausch, Friday, in Butler.
https://maysville-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_Bracken1.jpgBracken County’s Tad Fisher takes the handoff from quarterback Trey Brausch, Friday, in Butler.

Bracken County’s Tad Fisher runs upfield as Pendleton County’s Troy Florence awaits to make the tackle, Friday, in Butler.
https://maysville-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_Bracken2.jpgBracken County’s Tad Fisher runs upfield as Pendleton County’s Troy Florence awaits to make the tackle, Friday, in Butler.
Lightning pushes game back to Saturday, 11 a.m.

EVAN DENNISON

[email protected]