As the clock hit the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter in the Etiwanda and Fontana Summit football game at Miller High School, a power outage forced the game to end with a 6-6 tie on Friday, August 29.
The offenses for both teams failed to find a rhythm in their 2014 season opener.
Etiwanda (0-0-1) looked poised for a big evening, needing just two plays to get on the board. Running back Khaylan Thomas took a handoff from quarterback Andrew Katatsky and found a hole on the left side leading to a 62-yard touchdown. A two-point attempt by the Eagles failed when Thomas was stuffed at the line of scrimmage.
On the ensuing possession, Eagles cornerback Treyjohn Butler intercepted a pass from Keshon Flemings at the Etiwanda 30.
As the Eagles offense took over, Katatsky scrambled for 30 yards and was hit going out of bounds, tacking on another 15 yards to put the ball on the Skyhawks 25. The Skyhawks’ defense stood pat however, forcing a turnover on downs after the Eagles failed to convert a fourth-and-1.
Summit (0-0-1) took over and on the first play of the series, Flemings connected with Damian Alloway deep down the left side of the field and Alloway ran the uncontested for an 83-yard touchdown. The extra point was blocked keeping the score even at 6 with 6:54 left in the first quarter.
Flemings was forced from the game after tweaking his ankle during the first play of the second quarter and the Skyhawks’ offense struggled with -40 yards in the remainder of the first half.
The offensive struggles continued in the second half with both teams combining for just four first downs before the outage.
Summit gets another home game and next plays against Redlands East Valley on September 5 at Miller High School.