LAYTON -- Friday night lights will have to make way for a Saturday afternoon matinee.
In the 20th meeting between cross-town rivals Layton and Northridge, a compelling game was brewing when the stadium lights went dark in the middle of a Lancer kickoff return.
Following nearly an hour delay, with just under six minutes left in the second quarter and the score knotted at seven apiece, the contest was postponed until 1 p.m. today at Northridge High School.
The Lancers came into the game struggling to salvage a playoff berth after a pair of blowout losses, while Northridge was riding a hot offense with two straight wins after losing to Region 1-leading Fremont.
Layton used its running attack to strike first as it went 95 yards on its inital drive of the game to make it 7-0 with 4:15 left in the first quarter.
Devon Nippert had five carries for 49 yards through the heart of the Knight defense on the drive, while Miller Toa punched it into the end zone from three yards out.
After exchanging punts and interceptions, Northridge got on the board to tie it up when quarterback Karson Casteel capped a five-play, 60-yard drive with a keeper around the left side from 16 yards out just before the power outage.