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Hayden football can’t overcome power outage, West Grand speed

Ben Ingersoll

— Hayden High School football found itself in a 16-8 hole at West Grand about midway through the second quarter Friday, and then the lights went out.

A two-hour power outage delay forced the game to be resumed at 10 p.m., and in the six minutes remaining in the first half when play resumed, West Grand stormed away with the game.

The Tigers eventually fell, 52-8.

Playing without starting running backs Greg Frentress and Dan Engle, Tigers coach Shawn Baumgartner said he had to rely heavily on quarterback Isaac Bridges. But Baumgartner said after the lights were finally turned back on, the team couldn't handle the much faster Mustangs.

"It's tough. That delay can be hard to deal with," Baumgartner said. "I didn't have the kids ready coming off that."

Bridges led all Tigers in offense, taking 19 carries for 48 yards, but the depleted roster — which saw starting lineman Taylor Lewis get hurt in the first quarter — proved to be too much to overcome.

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Hayden fell to 2-4 overall on the season and has a bye week before finishing the season against Vail Christian.

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