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Mother Nature interupts Allen, Coppell with one team up 21-0

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Allen running back Celdon Manning scores a touchdown on a 29-yard run in the second quarter to put the Eagles up 7-0 over Coppell.
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Allen running back Celdon Manning scores a touchdown on a 29-yard run in the second quarter to put the Eagles up 7-0 over Coppell.

Allen delivered quite the storm in the second quarter Friday night but Mother Nature delivered a bigger punch.

The football game between DFWVarsity’s Class 6A No. 1 Allen and No. 6 Coppell was called due to lightning just as the two teams lined up to kick off the second half.

Allen was leading 21-0 before the game went into a weather delay and was called off about one hour later.

The Eagles scored all of their points in the second quarter. Grant Robinson opened the scoring with a 29-yard touchdown run. Celdon Manning followed with a 29-yard burst of his own. Quarterback Grant Tisdale capped off the big second quarter for Allen with a five-yard run.

Allen coach Terry Gambill said postgame that he was unsure if the game would resume. A text message sent to Coppell High School assistant athletics director Kit Pehl was not returned. The game was a non-district contest for both teams.

What’s next? Allen returns to Eagle Stadium Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., for its District 6A-9 opener against Plano. Coppell is on a bye week and then opens District 6A-6 play at home against Irving MacArthur on Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

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