Friday night was the night the lights went out in Georgia — at Northcutt Stadium, the home field for Marietta High School.
With 6 seconds left in the first quarter, Marietta scored a touchdown to take a 13-7 lead against Walton. As Marietta celebrated, two sets of lights blew out on the right side of the end zone.
“There were sparks everywhere, it looked like a celebratory fireworks display — in fact, there were several kids who thought that was what was happening,” Marietta coach Scott Burton said.
Then the entire stadium went dark. Coaches from both teams huddled their players in the middle of the field. They eventually returned to the locker rooms for what ended up being a two-hour wait.
Around 10 p.m., power was restored, and Walton rallied back to win 59-28 by nearly midnight. “That’s certainly not a situation you prepare for or imagine [as a football coach],” Burton said.
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