Storm Halts Berlin Dolphins Game

BERLIN- The Berlin Dolphins youth football team played the New Castle Vikings to a 6-6 tie last Saturday before the massive snowstorm that struck the region deteriorated conditions to the point the game had to be postponed before its conclusion.

The Dolphins hit the road last Saturday for a New Castle County Football League (NCCFL) game against the Vikings in Bear, Del., despite the snow and wind that had started in the area. On Berlin’s first play from scrimmage, quarterback Colin Macomber hit Andrew Watson on a quick slant for 12 yards. On the very next play, Macomber hit Tyler Boyle on a 58-yard touchdown strike to quickly put the Dolphins ahead early 6-0.

On New Castle’s next possession, a 42-yard wide receiver reverse took the ball down to the Berlin one-yard line and the Vikings punched it in on the next play. The extra point failed, however, and the score remained tied at 6-6. Throughout the second and third quarters, the wintry conditions on the field got worse and the game was suspended with the teams locked in a 6-6 tie.

The Berlin Dolphins are playing in their first season in the NCCFL, a winter league made up of eight teams from around the shore. Weather permitting, the Dolphins are scheduled to play the NCCFL Raiders tomorrow.