Special to SEGAZINE
Lightning delayed the start of the Heron game against Charlton County Friday and the game ended on a sour note after a Brantley player blocked an Indian kick.
What happened next depends on who is telling the story.
Heron fans say Charlton coaches crossed the field and assaulted Heron Dalton Chesser after he smashed into the kicker with what the coaches might have considered undue force.
Indian fans say Chesser threw a punch at an opposing player, which drew Indian coaches and players onto the field sparking a melee which then drew law-enforcement officers onto the fields as well.
Heron and Indian coaches agreed to end the game early and Charlton took away a 34-6 win.
As lop-sided as that score may appear, the Heron defense played well through three quarters, holding the Indians to only 14 points in the first half, and Tristan Youmans scored the only Heron touchdown with 7:59 remaining in the third quarter.
The Indians scored first with 1:32 left in the first quarter, then again with 5:56 left in the half.
Charlton scored another touchdown to lead 21-6 at the end of the third quarter, and another just over a minute later to take the win.