Weather nixes games for Duncan, Elgin, other teams
Coaches and game officials across the state had to make quick decisions Friday when rain and strong storms with lighting started overtaking the state.
One site that didn’t take very long cancelling a game was in Duncan where the Duncan-Ada game was canceled just prior to the game’s anticipated 7 p.m. kickoff.
Light rain moved into the area around 6 p.m. and the rain worsened into a downpour with several lightning strikes visible from the Demon’s stadium.
Around 6:45 the players and coaches for both teams were huddled in their respective locker rooms as the game’s start time was initially moved to 7:30 p.m.
At 7 p.m. the coaches for each team and the game officials met to determine if the game should continue and a decision was made to cancel the game at that time to avoid the risk of injuries and a long wait for the lightning to finally stop.
Duncan Athletic Coordinator Bobby Cook said the earliest the game could have started was 7:15 p.m. and the weather outlook was for another strong storm cell to hit the area around 7:45 p.m. He said the coaches and officials made the decision that in the interest of player safety the game should be canceled.