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Joppatowne officials were forced to postpone Friday night’s homecoming football game against Havre de Graceuntil Monday because of a power outage at the school.

“I came in at 6:45 [a.m.] and the cafeteria ladies were standing out front. I thought, 'This can’t be good,’” Mariners coach John Horgan said. “When I left, BG&E was there with a backhoe, so I don’t even know if we could have played last night. I don’t know if the power was restored.”

Classes were dismissed at 9:15 Friday morning.

Horgan said the Mariners did not practice Saturday, but with a small roster of two-way players, he wasn’t too unhappy about the postponement until Monday rather than playing Saturday afternoon.

“We’re a little banged up, so I think actually the day off helps us. We only have about 20 kids. Low turnout and we have a small senior class," said Horgan, whose team will come back to play C. Milton Wright on Friday.

"It's tough to play on a short week, but that's the situation we've got and we'll deal with it," he said.

The belated homecoming game will kick off Monday at 7 p.m.

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