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Power outage halts play in Eastview-Blaine Class 6A quarterfinal game

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 11/08/18, 10:00PM CST


The third quarter had just begun when stadium lights went out at White Bear Lake High School. The game will resume at 3 p.m. Friday at Osseo High School.

Blaine students entertained themselves by singing songs and chants during a power outage during the state tournament football quarterfinals between Blaine and Eastview at White Bear Lake High School. Photo: CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com

A power outage sparked by an electrical fire halted play in the third quarter of the Blaine-Eastview game Thursday evening at White Bear Lake High School.

The game will be resumed at 3 p.m. Friday at Osseo High School, with Blaine holding a 14-2 lead in the Class 6A quarterfinal game.

Eastview had the ball near midfield with about 10½ minutes left in the third quarter when some stadium lights went out shortly about 8:15 p.m. Within a few minutes all of the stanchion lights were out, along with the scoreboard lights and press box.

White Bear Lake athletic director Brian Peloquin said, “There was an electrical fire in one of our main electrical panels that basically caused a short to half the (high school) building and everything outside.’’

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