Rain delay didn’t put a damper on the Rams

After an hour the team was still determined to take on the War Hawks

By Erika Walker
On September 26, 2014

Photo by Summer Almaguer: Starting running back Blake Smith pounds the ball in the endzone on the first touchdown of the night.

Photo by Summer Almaguer: Anothony Yancy breaks down to get a downfield block on a McMurry Defensive back.

The Rams were off to an amazing start against McMurry University when a thunderstorm took over the game on Sept. 20.

It was the first quarter and the Rams were up 7-0 when a rain cloud swept across LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field.

It was extremely windy and the rain was hitting hard. Nevertheless, the game continued as the fans, the players, the cheerleaders, the Angelettes and the mascots got soaked.

“I thought it was really fun. The cheerleaders kept the crowd involved even when it was pouring down rain by throwing shirts and first aid kits,” Mikayla Taylor, freshman, said. “The support for the football players was awesome. More people stayed for the game than I would have thought, so it was really cool to see how much the community came together to still support the boys.”

Just a few minutes after the first touchdown, lightning caused a one hour and six minute weather delay that put the game on pause.

“I love football games, rain or shine,” Mckenna Lee, freshman, said. “It was actually really fun because I was with a bunch of friends and the Rams did really well, so it was fun to watch despite being drenched in the rain.”

The Rams finished the game with a 45-14 victory, so the rain did not negatively affect them, and the true fans got to witness it all.

“It was definitely an experience sitting drenched in the stands and waiting for the lightning to pass,” Alisha Robledo, junior, said. “It was worth all the shivering to watch a great Ram football game in the end, even looking like wet dogs.”

This was the second straight win for the Rams and the fans are hoping for more. ASU is officially 27-18 in conference openers dating back to 1964 and 2-2 in conference openers under head coach Will Wagner.

ASU recorded 322 yards of total offense all while limiting McMurry to 309.

The Rams will host Lone Star Conference rival West Texas A&M Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. for Family Day at LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field.

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