For high school athletics directors, Friday night football games usually involve making sure fan behavior is good, the visiting team is accommodated and order is kept so spectators have an enjoyable experience.
Twice now, though, they also had a greater responsibility of public safety.
Bad weather in the region brought lightning during many area games Sept. 7 and again Friday.
For example, on Friday at Center Grove, the Class 5A No. 6 Trojans never got a chance to kick off against Lawrence North. The story was the same at Guerin Catholic, where Class 4A No. 7 Greenwood and the hosts never took the field. At Lutheran, Edinburgh and the Saints didn’t kick off, either. At Mooresville, Franklin trailed its Mid-State Conference rival 14-0 before the game was postponed after the first quarter because of lightning.