Indians lead 7-6



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CHARLOTTESVILLE — The line of thunderstorms that consumed much of the greater Indianapolis area Friday night forced a postponement of the Eastern Hancock-Milan tilt until 6 p.m. today.

The game will resume at the start of the second quarter with Milan ahead 7-6 and facing and second-and-nine on the EH 30.

Play was halted at 7:30 p.m. Friday after lightning was spotted in the area. After an hour and 10-minute delay in which lightning was sighted intermittently, Milan athletic director John Prifogle and Eastern Hancock AD Aaron Spaulding conferred with their respective head coaches — Ryan Langferman of Milan and Pat Echeverria of EH — and determined that postponement was the best course of action.

Eastern Hancock — which was set to dedicate its new Royal Pride Bell at halftime — received the ball to begin the game and embarked on a seven-play, 74-yard scoring drive.

EH’s lone third down conversion  came on an eight-yard pass from quarterback Logan Splater — questionable entering the contest with a knee injury — to Dalton Korlowicz.

After that, the Royals earned three straight first downs on a 19-yard run by Spencer Gilbert, a 10-yard scramble by Splater and a 12-yard scamper by Gilbert.

Derrik Noel then tallied his sixth touchdown on the season by taking an end-around in from nine yards out, which put EH (2-1, 1-1 Mid-Indiana Football Conference) up 6-0 after the extra point failed.

“The opening drive for them was pretty impressive,” said Langferman, whose team won last season’s meeting 13-10. “They took it right to our defense.”

Milan (2-1, 0-0 MIFC) would pick up a pair of first downs on its first drive before being forced into fourth-and-13 from the EH 41. But instead of punting, running back Scott Pennington took the long snap and fired a pass downfield to an open Milan wideout, but the intended receiver could not secure the throw.

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