Host Western Boone joined countless other West Central Indiana venues, suspending play with Southmont, Friday night, but not before completing three quarters of play. Visible lightening halted action at 8:35 remaining in the closing stanza, with the Stars maintaining a 16-7 lead over the Mounties.

The two will resume play, Saturday, at 3 p.m.

Unlike last week, when they exploded for 34 points in quarters two and three, the Mounties’ offense could muster only a negative 12 (-12) third quarter yards, on the heels of a ho-hum second.

The second quarter was a tale of opportunities. A Reese VanCleave fumble recovery ended in a missed Cole Rosas field goal. But Western Boone’s interception of a Chadwick pass set up Solomon’s second score on a 25 yard gallop.

The Stars led 14-7 at the break.

Southmont came out of the half with two offensive penalties, and two sacks, the second resulting in a Bryce Coppock safety, giving the Stars the 16-7 advantage when play resumes.

In the first, Stars’ Ryan Solomon blew through the middle, and then made a hard cut to the right sideline, ushering him to a 52 yard Western Boone touchdown run.

Yet, Southmont knotted the score at 2:00 left in the first. Antonio Burks culminated a six play, 82 yard drive, with a 20-yard misdirection run off left tackle — the capper to a drive highlighted by a 15-yard run by Kyle Nunamaker, and 33-yard Hunter Chadwick pass to Kaleb Swick, who toted defenders for another five yards.