Dayton football hosting Bernards moved to Friday at 4 p.m.; First game on new Field Turf field postponed by thunder and lightning

PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI - Fans start to leave after Thursday night's first thunder and lightning at Dayton's new football field.
PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI – Fans start to leave after Thursday night’s first thunder and lightning at Dayton’s new football field.
PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI - Opening ceremonies that were rained out were to take place at mid field.
PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI – Opening ceremonies that were rained out were to take place at mid field.
PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI - These balloons were behind the Dayton bench when the teams were on the field prior to the thunder and lightning.
PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI – These balloons were behind the Dayton bench when the teams were on the field prior to the thunder and lightning.
PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI - For the second straight season, football games were rained out on Opening Night in Union County.
PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI – For the second straight season, football games were rained out on Opening Night in Union County.

SPRINGFIELD – The Dayton football team had its season-opening game against Bernards Thursday night postponed because of thunder and lightning.

Now the first game to be played at the new sports complex on school grounds is scheduled for Friday at 4 p.m.

The superintendent of schools said that the opening ceremonies would not take place on the new Field Turf Field.

Linden’s home game against North Hunterdon was moved to Friday at 4 p.m. at Cooper Field.

 

REVISED UNION COUNTY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEKEND:

Thursday, Sept. 12 (1 game)

Westfield 21, Elizabeth 14 – at Westfield

Friday, Sept. 13 (5 games)

Rahway at Hillside, 3 p.m.

Brearley at New Providence, 3 p.m.

North Hunterdon at Linden, 4 p.m.

Scotch Plains at Gov. Livingston, 4 p.m.

Bernards at Dayton, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14  (5 games)

Immaculata at Plainfield, 1 p.m.

Delaware Valley at Roselle, 1 p.m.

North Plainfield at Johnson, 7 p.m.

Union at Bridgewater-Raritan, 8 p.m.

Pingry at Roselle Park, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 15 (2 games)

Cranford at Watchung Hills, 1 p.m.

Summit at Somerville, 2 p.m.

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