The Stuart Cramer Storm moved their varsity football game with Lincolnton up to Thursday in hopes to avoid the impending inclement weather. But it turned out that the opposite happened. But all seemed well early on.
The Lincolnton Wolves would draw first blood. On 4th-and-10 from the 29-yard line, quarterback E.J. Manjarres ran the ball himself and eluded a few tacklers to take it in for a Wolves touchdown. Diego Romero’s extra point kick made it 7-0. The Storm would storm back with a big play of their own. Tailback Harrison Shropshire would put the Storm on the board with a 32-yard touchdown run. Jackson Mammano’s extra point tied it up.
The second quarter would be a stalemate as neither team would reach the end zone.
Missed Opportunities: Cramer could have had taken the lead on two separate occasions. After an interception by Kwalee Fair put the Storm deep into the Wolves territory on their first drive, they would be stopped on 4th and short. The Storm also missed a 39-yard field goal right before half-time. After initially putting Cramer into a fourth-down situation, a personal foul by the Wolves gave the Storm a new set of downs.
Untimely Ending: After suffering through two lightning delays, the Storm’s offense was finding their stride and were starting to move the ball at will. Cramer was stopped on third down deep in Lincolnton territory. They were positioned to take the lead with another field goal attempt by Jackson Mammano. But officials spotted lightning and the game was stopped for good right then. The game is set to continue Monday at 6.