FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Freddies struck fast Friday night, but not quite as quick as a storm that rolled through the area. The Freddies led rival Highland 14-0 late in the first quarter when the game was postponed because of the weather.
Football fans will have to wait another day for some of their favorite high school teams to finish up their opening day games from Friday. Lightning forced the postponements of three local game on the schedule. The rescheduled games are set for today at the following times:
Highland at Fredericktown, 7 p.m.
Lexington at Mount Vernon, 7 p.m.
Utica at Grandview Heights, 3 p.m.
The Freddies marched right down the field against the Scots, scoring on an 8-play, 58-yard drive to open the game. Quarterback Thomas Hinkle led the early charge, cruising for a 41-yard run on the second play of the game. The senior rushed for 60 yards and threw for another 11 on the opening drive. He scored on a 2-yard run just 2:16 into the game.
Fredericktown’s defense was also up to the task early, stuffing Highland’s first drive, then forcing a fumble on the second. Tony Lybarger forced Highland’s Matt Young to cough up the ball and Nathan Cubbage took advantage, returning the loose ball 30 yards for the score.
The game was postponed by lightning with 3:14 left in the first quarter. After a 30-plus minute delay, officials postponed the game until Saturday at 7 p.m.