Northwestern and Norland couldn’t settle the outcome of their key district matchup Thursday night because of inclement weather.
The pivotal District 16-6A game at Traz Powell Stadium was suspended with 5:59 remaining in the third quarter and the teams tied at 10.
The game is scheduled to resume Monday at 6p.m. at Traz Powell.
Both Northwestern (4-0, 1-0) and Norland (2-1, 1-0) missed the playoffs last season and knew coming in the importance of what a victory would mean toward reaching the postseason this year.
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The Bulls scored 10 points in the first quarter, aided by the running of freshman quarterback Chatarius Atwell and their special teams.
Leading 3-0, Khalid McGee surged through and blocked a Norland punt that was recovered by Xavier Bailey and returned to the Vikings’ 3-yard line. On the ensuing play, Atwell ran it in for a touchdown.
Norland finally got its running game going in the second quarter, collecting 83 yards in the half.
After a Kevon O’Connor field goal cut Northwestern’s lead to 10-3 before halftime, the Vikings tied the score with 9:01 left in the third quarter on a trick play.
Wide receiver Steven McIntosh took a lateral pass from quarterback Rodrick Robinson and then threw a perfect pass into the end zone to Terrell Scott for a 24-yard touchdown.
Lightning in the area halted play with Northwestern driving into Norland territory.
After a delay of more than an hour, officials from both schools chose to continue the game Monday.