CURWENSVILLE - It's a long trip to Curwensville.
Thanks to Mother Nature, the Sheffield Wolverines football team will have to make the trip again on Monday.
Trailing 15-0 after one half of play, a thunderstorm - and the lightning brought with it - forced suspension of the Wolverines game with the Curwensville Golden Tide Friday at Curwensville High School. Officials waited for nearly 30 minutes before deciding the weather was not improving and calling for the game's suspension.
Action will resume at 6 p.m. Monday in Curwensville.
While the game was being played, Sheffield was doing a nice job of putting last week's season opening 44-6 loss against Brockway in the rearview.
"We were playing so much better in every aspect of the game tonight," said Sheffield coach Bryan Gould. "Curwensville is a solid team and we were moving the ball offensively and really did a nice job of limiting their opportunities. A couple of key mistakes hurt us and other than that we are right in the game."
The Golden Tide took advantage of a Shequan Wright interception in the first quarter, setting the hosts up with the ball at the Sheffield seven-yard line.
Two plays later, Alex Holland scored his fifth touchdown of the year and the ensuing two-point conversion made it 8-0 Curwensville.
Sheffield kept the Golden Tide off the board until the midway point of the second quarter when the Tide were able to score on a long touchdown pass.
"We handed them most of what they got," added Gould. "Other than that, I'm very pleased with how we've played."