CURWENSVILLE - In one of the longer high school football games in recent memory, the Curwensville Golden Tide handed the Sheffield Wolverines a 37-0 defeat Monday at Curwensville Area High School.
The contest actually began nearly 72 hours prior on Friday evening and the Golden Tide jumped out to a 15-0 lead heading into the half. Alex Holland scored on a touchdown run and a long Golden Tide pass accounted for the hosts' second first-half score.
Despite the two-score deficit, Sheffield coach Bryan Gould was pleased with his team's improved performance and Sheffield had managed to move the ball well all game.
In fact, one of Curwensville's touchdowns came on a one-play, seven-yard drive set up by a Sheffield interception.
With things going well, Sheffield looked to continue that momentum into the second half.
However, Mother Nature had other plans.
A long lightning delay refused to subside and officials decided to suspend the game at that point and continue the outing at 6 p.m. Monday.
However, things didn't get much better for Sheffield after the contest resumed. Curwensville ripped off 22 unanswered second-half points and cruised to the 37-point final.
After Monday's game, the Wolverines will have a short week in order to prepare for their next opponent. Sheffield (0-2) will look to lock up its first victory of the 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday when they welcome the 1-1 Ridgway Elkers to Sheffield High School.
Ridgway is coming off a 28-7 victory over winless Smethport in Friday night action.
Additional game details and statistics were not provided to the Times Observer. A complete box score will be published when available.