Mother Nature was the big winner Friday night (and Saturday morning) at Pickerington High School North.

The visiting Logan football team scored three times in the second half to pull away from the Panthers and earn a 35-14 win in a non-league game. Logan improved to 2-0. North dropped to 1-1

The Chieftains led 13-0 at halftime. Just after the marching bands performed, thunderstorms arrived with heavy rain. When the third quarter began at 11:45 p.m., it appeared as if
North was going to make a game of it.

The Panthers held Logan to three plays and a punt and followed the defensive stand with a two-play, 74-yard drive to cut the Logan lead to 13-7 with 10 minutes, 33 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Quarterback Sean Flaherty completed a 57-yard pass to Alex Bayer and then running back Kevin Duckworth ran for a 17-yard score.

From that point, though, the Chieftains and quarterback Patrick Angle took over. Angle led Logan to three touchdowns in a nine-minute span of the third and fourth quarters and suddenly his team led 35-7.

Angle completed his last eight passes of the game and finished 24-for-32 for 252 yards and one touchdown.

"We had the momentum in that third quarter, but lost it," North coach Tom Phillips said. "Angle is a playmaker. He had over 200 yards offense last week (35-10 win over Lancaster on Aug. 22) and we weren't able to hold and contain him tonight. He made some outstanding plays."

Logan finished with 282 total yards of offense.

Running back Clay Morgan rushed for two touchdowns for the Chieftains.

North's defense was able to stop Logan on the ground for the most part, holding the Chieftains to 30 yards rushing on 30 carries.

Flaherty finished 7-for-21 passing for 105 yards and one interception. He also rushed for 23 yards and one touchdown. Duckworth carried nine times for 36 yards and one touchdown.

Near the end of the first half, it appeared as if North's defense held Logan on a goal-line stand. Angle was tackled for a two-yard loss on a fourth-down play from North's 2-yard line, but the Panthers were called for a facemask penalty.

Logan's Morgan took the next play in for a score to give his team the 13-0 lead at the half.

"That goal-line stand was a huge momentum-shift in the game," Phillips said. "Our kids almost stopped them, but they punched it in."