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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP : Lightning Bolt Strikes Stadium in Westminster

A lightning bolt hit a light standard at Westminster High Thursday night, darkening the stadium and forcing the postponement of Westminster’s nonleague football game against Anaheim Servite.

The strike occurred on the visitors’ side of the field 30 minutes before kickoff. Referee Jim Patterson called the game immediately as players, coaches, cheerleaders and boosters ran for cover to two nearby locker rooms.

There were no injuries.

Administrators hoped to reschedule the game tonight but need to find another field.

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Canyon Country Canyon 16, Thousand Oaks 12--Canyon, off to a 0-1-1 start, rebounded by defeating seventh-ranked Thousand Oaks (2-1) in a nonleague game at Thousand Oaks.

Reserve fullback Andy Cleland paced Canyon with 77 yards in 18 carries.

Thousand Oaks senior tailback Cory Bowen strained a hamstring on the third play of the game--an 89-yard scoring run. He missed the rest of the game.

Wilmington Banning 27, Woodland Hills Taft 0--Banning, the No. 1 team in the City, jumped to a 20-0 halftime lead and cruised to an easy nonconference victory at Banning.

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South Pasadena 24, El Monte 21--Andrew Paulson converted a 26-yard field goal with 3:29 remaining to lift South Pasadena to a nonleague win at El Monte.

La Puente Nogales 21, Pomona Ganesha 7--Senior running back Lawrence Lanham rushed for 153 yards in 24 carries and scored on a 20-yard touchdown to lead Nogales (2-0-1) to a nonleague win at Mt. San Antonio College.


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