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Weather again creates havoc on opening night
Daily Herald Reports

Well, the good news for Batavia is that the last time the Bulldogs had their season opener delayed a day by bad weather, they went on to win the state championship.

Of course that happened last season, and one year later nearly the identical thing took place on opening night of the high school football season.

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Batavia's opener with Oswego was postponed by lightning and will be played at 6 p.m. Saturday, just like St. Charles East-South Elgin (1 p.m. Saturday), Geneva-West Aurora (1 p.m. Saturday) and Brooks-Kaneland (7:15 p.m. Saturday).

At Batavia, the game will resume with the score tied 7-7 with 4:30 left in the first quarter.

Oswego was driving the ball downfield on a drive that started on its own 20-yard line. The Panthers have a first down at the 36-yard line when play will resume.

Both teams scored on their first possessions.

Oswego opened the game with a 69-yard scoring drive capped on a 9-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Steve Frank to wideout Connor Hennesy. Brice Robinson added the extra point.

Batavia answered with a 90-yard drive capped on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Evan Acosta to Canaan Coffey wide open over the middle of the field at 5:25 of the first quarter. Howie Morango kicked the extra point.

Acosta has completed 5 of 5 passes for 81 yards.

Treshon Weddington has carried 4 times for 76 yards for Oswego.

At St. Charles East the game was postponed due to lightning at 7:50 p.m. There are 11 minutes, 25 seconds left in the opening quarter.

The Saints returned opening kickoff to their own 25. Running back Ramon Lopez gained 3 yards on first down and got stuffed by South Elgin linebacker Justin Nutof for no gain on second down. It will be 3rd-and-7 at the 28-yard line when play resumes.

Neither the games at Kaneland or West Aurora had started yet. Geneva and West Aurora's sophomores were delayed three times and the sophomore game was only midway through the third quarter when it was delayed for a final time.

Daily Herald reporters Dave Heun, Craig Brueske and John Lemon contributed to this story

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