Rain renders rivalry game between South Plantation and Plantation incomplete

11/09/2013 12:01 AM

11/09/2013 12:08 AM

Coming off a heartbreaking district tiebreaker loss, South Plantation was trying to end its season Friday night with a victory over playoff-bound and rival Plantation.

But Mother Nature didn’t let it finish the job.

Leading 7-6 at halftime, heavy rains and a pair of lightning delays forced officials to cancel the second half, rendering the nondistrict game incomplete.

Plantation (7-2) is set to open the playoffs next Friday night against American.

The Colonels were resting several key starters in the regular-season finale, including star quarterback Chris Lammons and tight end Ravian Pierce.

South Plantation (6-3) called up a handful of junior varsity players for Friday’s game after losing several starters to injuries over the past week and a half, coach Doug Gatewood said.

Plantation scored on its opening drive when junior Markel Yarbough found pay dirt on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal.

The Paladins quickly answered on the ensuing drive with a 1-yard touchdown run by junior Justin Bain.

Plantation later had a 66-yard interception return for a touchdown by junior Xavier Currithers wiped out by a holding penalty.

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