Football Team ‘Turns the Lights Off’ on Bloomington South


Brad Davis

Senior Cardell Tucker Plows his way for a touchdown. Tucker was injured later in the game.

Brad Davis, Sports Editor

The unbeaten streak continued as the SHS Cardinals won game five against the Bloomington South Panthers, 38-17.

The Cardinals scored first after a 10-yard run by senior Cardell Tucker, and the halftime score was 24-10. Tucker had two touchdown runs before exiting near the end of the first half with what is being called a knee injury, according to head coach Mr. Bill Peebles. Tucker did not return.

During halftime, the stadium lights went out, delaying the homecoming festivities and the second half for 45 minutes. The team was told that the game was going to be delayed until Saturday morning at 11, according to senior Brad Cullison. When told that the game was going to be continued that night, Cullison said the environment in the locker room took a drastic change.

“When Peebles came into the locker room and said that this game would have to be finished (Saturday) morning the team was just mad,” Cullison said. “Then somebody came in on the radio and said give them 10 minutes, and the locker room lost it. (Coaches) had to hold us back from coming on the field, that’s how pumped we were.”

The Cards allowed only seven points in the second half and won the game. Peebles wants to thank the fans for staying for the game and not leaving during the blackout. Peebles says that shows how great the fans are.

Next week, the Cards are on the road against the rival Franklin Central Flashes at 7 p.m.