Bobcats lead 20-0 when game is delayed for rain
Kansas City, Kan. Basehor-Linwood led 20-0 against Bishop Ward on Friday when lightning and thunderstorms in the area postponed play with 8:38 to play in the second quarter.
The Bobcats’ first touchdown occurred less than two minutes into the game when Colin Murphy connected with tight end Ben Johnson on a 32-yard pass. The play completed a seven-play, 68-yard drive.
Following the score, Basehor-Linwood was able to play on Bishop Ward’s side of the field most of the first quarter. The Bobcats scored again when Chandler King forced a fumbled and it was recovered on Bishop Ward’s 1-yard line. The Bobcats scored on the next play when Murphy scored on a quarterback keeper.
The score was 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, but it could have been greater as Basehor-Linwood failed to convert on multiple fourth-down plays in the quarter.
Basehor-Linwood forced another fumble early in the second quarter. The Cyclones' quarterback fumbled the football while attempting to pass it. Jesse Hiss forced and recovered the fumble. Basehor-Linwood recovered and scored on a pass from Murphy to Nathan Quigley. The extra point attempt was no good by Destry Bryan.
The extra point attempt was the final play before referees stopped play due to lightning in the area. Gauging area radar and with lightning all around, athletic directors and coaches suspended play until 3 p.m. Saturday at Bishop Ward High School.