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Platt football game resumes this afternoon in Meriden after delay due to lightning

Record-Journal staff

MERIDEN — The Platt football Panthers look to build on what they started Friday night when a game against Rocky Hill resumes this afternoon at Falcon Field.

The Panthers were leading Rocky Hill 7-0 in the second quarter of their CCC Tier 3 season opener Friday night when recurring lightning, which had already delayed the start of the game, brought a halt to proceedings.

The two teams will reconvene at Falcon today at 3:45 p.m. to finish up.

Platt grabbed the lead on a 25-yard touchdown run by Joel Rey. The junior running back hit a hole on the left side and took it home.

The Panthers did turn the ball over twice, once on offense and once on special teams.

Given the way the defense was playing, though, the turnovers weren’t costly. The Panthers stifled Rocky Hill’s wildcat running game and the secondary kept a lid on the passing attempts.

The Maloney football Spartans also saw their season opener suspended due to lightning Friday night. The teams completed the game on Saturday, with Maloney defeating East Harftord 55-38.

Check back later today for complete coverage. 


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