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WILMINGTON- The decision to push the second half from Thursday’s contest between Laney and Lee County to Labor Day didn’t do much for the Bucs’ in a 22-0 defeat early Monday night.

The Bucs couldn't find their footing on Monday night.
The Bucs couldn’t find their footing on Monday night.

With Laney trailing 16-0, the contest resumed with 11:57 to play in the third quarter after officials decided to delay the game because of lightning some 40 miles away last week.

While the rescheduling may have came at a good time for the Bucs’, who picked up just one first down and 38 yards of total offense during the opening half, Laney could not find its groove and dropped to 1-2 overall.

As the game picked up just three seconds into the second half, both teams went scoreless during the third quarter before Jahmir Smith found the end zone on a 41 yard run with four minutes left in regulation to secure the result. Lee County improved to 3-0 overall.

Smith had two scores and Trey Underwood converted a 33-yard field goal in the first half to give Lee County a 16-0 cushion when the contest was pushed to Monday.

Laney (1-2) returns to action at home against Northern Nash at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9.