Lake Forest, Warren suspended

Updated 9/27/2019 9:55 PM

Despite a forecast calling for heavy rain and thunderstorms, Lake Forest and Warren did not move up the starting time of their football game Friday night.

The weather didn't budge either.


Warren led visiting Lake Forest 7-0 when lightning suspended the game with 4:38 left in the opening quarter. Everyone in the stadium was sent indoors. After a one-hour delay with unrelenting lightning, the game was called. It will be resumed Saturday at, tentatively, 2:30 p.m.

Warren scored on its opening possession after forcing the Scouts to punt. On third-and-inches, quarterback Phil Hird floated a pass down the right sideline to Christian Phillips, who had single coverage and turned the play into a 63-yard touchdown with 8:14 on the clock. It was Phillips' eighth TD in the Blue Devils' last 9 quarters.

After forcing another punt, the Blue Devils moved the ball from their own 34 to the Lake Forest 31 and had first-and-10 when the game was stopped.

Warren entered the game with a 4-0 record, including 2-0 in the North Suburban Conference, and was coming off back-to-back shutouts.

Lake Forest (2-2, 1-1) held out Notre Dame-bound defensive lineman Rylie Mills and South Carolina-bound punter/wide receiver Kai Kroeger due to injuries.

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