SUWANEE — After two weather delays, Peachtree Ridge was declared the winner of Friday's football game against Lambert after it was cancelled with the Lions leading 7-0 early in the second quarter.
Ashton Turner's five-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the only score of the night, as the game was later halted for a second time due to lightning in the area. According to Peachtree Ridge (1-2) head coach Reggie Stancil, Lambert (0-4) administration elected to cancel the game after inclement weather threatened to suspend competition late into Friday night. The game was officially cancelled around 10 p.m. with 11:35 still remaining until halftime.
According to GHSA by-law 2.93c, a suspended varsity football game can be cancelled if the team losing at the time of the delay elects not to complete it. In the event of this decision, the leading team is declared winner by the score at the time of cancellation.
The game is a non-region contest and does not effect either team's standing their respective Class AAAAAAA regions.
The game was delayed for the first time just eight minutes after kickoff, as lightning was detected in the Forsyth County area. Play did not resume until an hour and 24 minutes later.
Peachtree Ridge blocked a field goal on the second play after the restart. Justin Brown recovered the loose ball and returned it to the Lions' 37-yard line on the play.
Later in the first quarter, Kyle Kingsbury completed a 25-yard pass to Turner and Brandon Wright toted a reverse 22 yards to move Peachtree Ridge deep into Lambert territory. Turner then punched in the lone TD of the rain-soaked night.
Coincidentally, the two teams played to the same score last season, but with Lambert winning a finished game.
Peachtree Ridge returns to Forsyth County next Friday for its final tune-up before region play when it visits West Forsyth.
PEACHTREE RIDGE 7, LAMBERT 0
Peachtree Ridge 7 0 0 0 — 7
Lambert 0 0 0 0 — 0
Peachtree Ridge: Ashton Turner 5 run (Albert Jang kick), 2:59