Daegu gets the win after all.

Three days after the Warriors’ football game at Osan was suspended in the third quarter due to lightning in the area, DODDS Pacific officials announced that the game is final, with Daegu winning 24-0, the score at the time the game was halted.

DODDS Pacific’s athletics coordinator, Don Hobbs, announced the decision Tuesday evening.

He cited safety reasons for the decision. The teams already play each other three times and to make up the lost time would involve the teams playing 5½ quarters in one day - the rest of the first game and the regularly scheduled game.

“If they were right next door to each other like Kadena and Kubasaki on Okinawa, we could make it up early in a week, but not after traveling 3 to 4 hours” to either Osan or Daegu for the makeup, Hobbs said.

Osan coach Don Tusha said on Friday that he wouldn’t mind playing that much in a day, but on Tuesday said he was OK with the decision not to.

“I figured they would decide that. It’s not a surprise,” Tusha said. “I totally respect his decision and look forward to the next game.”

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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