The Northampton Yellow Jackets found themselves down 14-0 early in the 1st quarter against the Northumberland Indians after giving up a pair of easy touchdowns. The first came on a 3rd and 16 play, in which the Jackets had the Indians pinned down, but allowed a long pass for a touchdown. On the next possession, Northampton went 3 and out, and a partially blocked punt and strong runback put the ball at the Jackets one-yard line. The Indians scored on the next play to make the score 14-0.
Momentum began to shift as the Jackets forced three turnovers. Unable to capitalize, they went into the locker room down by 14.
Both teams came out to begin the second half when the referees halted play due to visually sighting lightning. The game was pushed back to 9, then 10 pm, even as the officials were shown the weather, which indicated the lightning was coming from a storm north of Chincoteague and moving offshore.
With lightning still flashing in the distance, it was decided to postpone the game until it could be completed at a further date. That date has not been established at the time of this publishing.