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Thunderstorms wreck havoc with football games across Long Island

Seaford High School running back No. 22 Justin

Seaford High School running back No. 22 Justin Cestro rushes for a gain during the first quarter of a Nassau County Conference IV varsity football game vs. Island Trees at Seaford High School. Seaford led 20-0 midway through the second quarter when the game was suspended due to lightning in the area. (Sept. 12, 2013) Credit: James Escher

Heavy thunderstorms rolled through Nassau County and parts of western Suffolk last night and wreaked havoc with high school sporting events. The storms came through the area as most high school football games were in the later part of the second half. Some games did not finish.

Lawrence led Manhasset, 51-6, as quarterback Joe Capobianco fired four touchdown passes in the first half. The second half never got under way and school officials agreed to call it an official game.

In other area football games that didn't go the distance, Seaford led Island Trees, 20-0, in the third quarter before lightning strikes forced a suspension. They will resume Friday at 3 p.m.

Babylon hosting Bayport-Blue Point, led 41-0 at the half when the game was stopped by lightning. The teams will finish Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Bethpage led New Hyde Park, 16-3, at the half and the game will be played to completion Saturday


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