Images: Deluge delays suburban high school football games

 
Updated 9/18/2015 9:56 PM
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See images from some of the high school football games delayed by storms that moved through the suburbs of Chicago Friday night. Games in Streamwood, Batavia, Gurnee, Elk Grove, and Carol Stream were among those impacted by the storms.

Fans try to stay dry as Larkin and Streamwood play during varsity football action at Millenium Field on the campus of Streamwood High School Friday night.
  Fans try to stay dry as Larkin and Streamwood play during varsity football action at Millenium Field on the campus of Streamwood High School Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Cheerleaders, fans, and players wait out a lightning delay in the building before the Schaumburg at Elk Grove football game Friday.
  Cheerleaders, fans, and players wait out a lightning delay in the building before the Schaumburg at Elk Grove football game Friday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Sophomore Maggie McGee of Huntley High School stays dry in her homemade raincoat following the postponement of the varsity boys football game between Hampshire and Huntley at Hampshire High School in Hampshire Friday, September 18, 2015.
Sophomore Maggie McGee of Huntley High School stays dry in her homemade raincoat following the postponement of the varsity boys football game between Hampshire and Huntley at Hampshire High School in Hampshire Friday, September 18, 2015.
Photo by Michael Smart
A fan checks the radar outside the stadium prior to the Schaumburg at Elk Grove football game Friday.
  A fan checks the radar outside the stadium prior to the Schaumburg at Elk Grove football game Friday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Cheerleaders, fans, and players wait out a lightning delay in the building before the Schaumburg at Elk Grove football game Friday.
  Cheerleaders, fans, and players wait out a lightning delay in the building before the Schaumburg at Elk Grove football game Friday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Fans wait inside Hampshire High School after the Huntley vs. Hamphshire varsity boys football game at Hampshire High School was postponed due to weather  on Friday, September 18, 2015.
Fans wait inside Hampshire High School after the Huntley vs. Hamphshire varsity boys football game at Hampshire High School was postponed due to weather on Friday, September 18, 2015.
Photo by Michael Smart
Fans head to their cars after the varsity boys football game between Hamphshire and Huntley was postponed at Hampshire High School in Hampshire Friday, September 18, 2015.
Fans head to their cars after the varsity boys football game between Hamphshire and Huntley was postponed at Hampshire High School in Hampshire Friday, September 18, 2015.
Photo by Michael Smart
Schaumburg players warm up under a threatening sky at Elk Grove Friday.
  Schaumburg players warm up under a threatening sky at Elk Grove Friday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
The officials hurry everyone off the field after lightning appeared in the sky at Elk Grove High School Friday.
  The officials hurry everyone off the field after lightning appeared in the sky at Elk Grove High School Friday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Friday night's storm approaches late in the fourth quarter of the sophomore  game between Mundelein and Warren in Gurnee.
  Friday night's storm approaches late in the fourth quarter of the sophomore game between Mundelein and Warren in Gurnee.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Nate Karasek, a dean of students at Warren High School, holds his umbrella as rain begins to fall, just prior to the evacuation of the stands due to lightning, before Friday's varsity game between Mundelein and Warren in Gurnee.
  Nate Karasek, a dean of students at Warren High School, holds his umbrella as rain begins to fall, just prior to the evacuation of the stands due to lightning, before Friday's varsity game between Mundelein and Warren in Gurnee.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Fans evacuate the stands due to lightning prior to Friday's varsity game between Mundelein and Warren in Gurnee.
  Fans evacuate the stands due to lightning prior to Friday's varsity game between Mundelein and Warren in Gurnee.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
  Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
The last fan in the stands for St. Charles East evacuates the stands just minutes into the first quarter vs. Batavia.
  The last fan in the stands for St. Charles East evacuates the stands just minutes into the first quarter vs. Batavia.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
  Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
  Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
  Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
  Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
  Batavia fans evacuate the stands just a few minutes into play of the first quarter vs. St. Charles East Friday. The game was called off shortly thereafter.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
The Royals of Larkin face the Sabres of Streamwood under threatening skies during varsity football action at Millenium Field on the campus of Streamwood High School Friday night.
  The Royals of Larkin face the Sabres of Streamwood under threatening skies during varsity football action at Millenium Field on the campus of Streamwood High School Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Larkin quarterback David Hibbler runs the ball as a deluge falls during varsity football action at Millenium Field on the campus of Streamwood High School Friday night.
  Larkin quarterback David Hibbler runs the ball as a deluge falls during varsity football action at Millenium Field on the campus of Streamwood High School Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Fans exit the stands as the game between Larkin and Streamwood in varsity football was delayed by weather at Millenium Field on the campus of Streamwood High School Friday night.
  Fans exit the stands as the game between Larkin and Streamwood in varsity football was delayed by weather at Millenium Field on the campus of Streamwood High School Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Fans exit the stands as the game between Larkin and Streamwood in varsity football action was delayed by weather at Millenium Field on the campus of Streamwood High School Friday night.
  Fans exit the stands as the game between Larkin and Streamwood in varsity football action was delayed by weather at Millenium Field on the campus of Streamwood High School Friday night.
Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer
Ann and Tono Ugalde of Gilberts tailgate during a rain delay of the Hampshire vs. Huntley varsity boys football game at Hampshire High School in Hampshire Friday, September 18, 2015. The game was postponed until Saturday. Michael Smart / For Shaw Media
Ann and Tono Ugalde of Gilberts tailgate during a rain delay of the Hampshire vs. Huntley varsity boys football game at Hampshire High School in Hampshire Friday, September 18, 2015. The game was postponed until Saturday. Michael Smart / For Shaw Media
Photo by Michael Smart
Hampshire High School maintenance supervisor Steven Nakamura closes the football field after the Huntley vs. Hampshire varsity boys football game at Hampshire was postponed due to weather on Friday.
Hampshire High School maintenance supervisor Steven Nakamura closes the football field after the Huntley vs. Hampshire varsity boys football game at Hampshire was postponed due to weather on Friday.
Photo by Michael Smart
A few fans make their way from the Hampshire football stadium after the Hampshire vs. Huntley varsity boys football game at Hampshire was postponed due to weather on Friday.
A few fans make their way from the Hampshire football stadium after the Hampshire vs. Huntley varsity boys football game at Hampshire was postponed due to weather on Friday.
Photo by Michael Smart
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