Statesmen homecoming game suspended until Monday, Oct. 15

Published 12:48 pm Monday, October 1, 2018

Randolph-Henry High School’s varsity football team played one quarter against visiting undefeated Amelia County High School on Friday night, but due to a lack of lights, the final three quarters will take place Monday, Oct. 15.

Amelia’s outstanding aerial attack helped to give the Raiders a 22-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.

The Statesmen homecoming contest began early Friday to benefit from as much daylight as possible, but as darkness arrived, it was determined that the power company would not be able to repair the lights in time to continue the game.

Randolph-Henry Principal Shep Critzer released a statement early Saturday morning, relaying information about the game and homecoming festivities.

“We have confirmed reschedule information for last night’s postponed varsity football game vs. Amelia,” he wrote in an email. “The game will be played on Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:30. We will hold the ceremony to recognize the Homecoming Court and crown the king and queen at halftime. Since many fans had already paid for last night’s game and could not be refunded, admission to this game will be free.”