In a game delayed nearly two hours because of lightning, the Heath High School football team delivered a 28-14 victory over visiting Johnstown last Friday.

With the Johnnies falling to 0-2, their quest for a third-consecutive playoff appearance might have reached the witching hour in the game which finished at midnight.

Heath used its speed and Cameron Ross' 104 yards rushing on 14 carries to improve to 2-0.

"We've got a lot of speed with Ross, Charles Gresham, Arsenio White and Cole Benner and we did a nice job getting them the ball in space," Heath coach Mark Collier said. "We need
to be more consistent between the tackles though."

The Heath defense, which played the second half without defensive coordinator Tim Ward who left to be with his wife at the hospital after she went into labor, did a nice job containing Johnstown.

Johnstown was led by Brad Couts, who had 81 yards rushing on 19 carries.

"We gave up some big plays again and we've got to much talent to be 0-2, but that's where we're at," Johnnies coach Mike Carter said. "We've got to regroup and get back to work."
Heath quarterback Cole Benner ran for a 62-yard touchdown and threw for a 53-yard score to Gresham.