PICKERING – Prior to a two-hour lightning in the first quarter, Pickering was standing toe-to-toe with Lake Arthur, but once the weather cleared up, it was a different story.

Lake Arthur took control following the delay to defeat Pickering 46-7 at O'Banion Stadium.

"It didn't help but I don't know if that had to do with the outcome of the game," Pickering head coach Eddie Thomas said. "I just think that we have a lot of work to do. The kids fought hard and gave effort, but we just have to get better."

Not only did the game pause for over two hours, it was piled up with different issues.

"It wasn't just the rain delay, our scoreboard went out before the game started, our headsets malfunctioned in the middle of the first quarter," Thomas said. "It was just an onslaught of things that were happening. We just have to get better and break through that."

Lake Arthur scored quick once the game was resumed, taking a 7-0 lead into the second quarter.

Once the second quarter began, things began to fall apart for Pickering with a pair of interceptions and a fumble, and Lake Arthur took advantage increasing the deficit to 39-0 at halftime.

"We need something positive to happen so we can change that. Right now, things are going bad. Once it gets going, it snowballs for us. We're going to change some things to try and counteract what the other team thinks."

Lake Arthur scored on a long run at the beginning of the third for the Tiger's final score, and Pickering defensive lineman Jaylon Moore returned a fumble 25 yards for the touchdown in third quarter.