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The Moment Lightning Struck At A High School Football Game

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A game between Orlando University High School and Boone HS was called off Friday night at halftime. You can see why.

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These are stills from video shot by a band member's father, and obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. The bolt struck a tree just beyond the field, pretty much searing it clean. The game was delayed for an hour as fans took cover under the bleachers, then called off altogether.

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Here's the video. The lightning strike comes at the 5:08 mark. The football team scurries for cover. The band plays on.

[Orlando Sentinel, h/t Josh]

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