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By Tom Ferrall
Staff Writer 

Lightning strikes down football game


Last updated 10/20/2018 at 8:01am

Lightning lights up the sky Oct. 12 and prompts officials to call off Fallbrook High's football game against Ramona less than five minutes into the contest.

The Fallbrook High football team hosted its first home game in more than a month Oct. 12 and the varsity contest against Ramona lasted less than five minutes thanks to Mother Nature.

Lightning prompted officials to suspend the game with 7:33 remaining in the first quarter and Ramona holding a 6-0 lead, the result of a touchdown scored immediately before play was halted (the Bulldogs never had the chance to kick the PAT).

CIF rules state that if lightning can be seen within 10 miles of a stadium, play is to be halted and players are to be removed from the field. Thirty minutes is put on the...

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