For an hour and 10 minutes, Mother Nature kept both Gruver and Roscoe inside of their respective locker rooms while providing a display of different cloud formations, lightning and a momentary downpour. When the weather parted, and both teams took to the field, the Greyhounds captured the game’s momentum and never let go.

The Greyhounds came out swinging before cruising past Roscoe 54-0 in a neutral site, non-district matchup on Friday at Greg Sherwood Memorial Bulldog Stadium in Plainview.

Gruver used the lengthy lightning delay to their advantage, using a 32-point first half to blank the Plowboys.

From their victory, Gruver improved to 5-1 and will now move into the bye week. The Greyhounds will face off against Booker to begin District 3-2A Division II play at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19 at Greyhound Stadium.

The Greyhounds also saw their winning streak extended to three games.

Due to the setback, the Plowboys fell to 2-3 overall. Roscoe will start up their District 7-2A Division II portion of their schedule, as the Plowboys are set to host Hamlin next week at Plowboy Field in Roscoe.

Following a miscue on the punt return and a fumble by senior running back Brice McLaughlin deep in their own territory, the Greyhounds held Roscoe in check with a three-and-out. With less than eight minutes left in the initial period, senior quarterback Keegan Kelp connected with his favorite target in wide receiver Creed Spivey on a short pass before the senior blew past defenders en route to an 80-yard touchdown scamper.

Despite a missed field goal attempt, the Greyhounds took an early 6-0 lead. Less than four minutes later, Gruver struck again before Kelp connected with junior tight tend Matthew Felderhoff with a 19-yard touchdown.

Going into the second quarter, the Greyhounds held a commanding 14-0 lead. Over the course of the second period, Gruver went on to put up 16 more points to create a 32-0 gap on the Plowboys.

As Gruver went into halftime with a 32-point advantage, the game moved into eight-minute quarters. Despite the shortened periods, the Greyhounds continued to put the foot on the proverbial gas pedal and never look back.

Kelp was near perfect for the Greyhounds, going 10-of-13 with 228 yards passing and four touchdowns. Junior running back Creed Callaway spearheaded the Gruver rushing attack, piling up 123 yards and two touchdowns, followed by McLaughlin’s 86 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.

Spivey also crossed the century mark in receiving yards for Gruver, nabbing four catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. The Gruver defensive unit was stellar in the delayed ballgame, holding the Plowboys to just 24 yards of total defense.

Roscoe;0;0;0;0—;0

Gruver;14;18;13;9—;54

G—Creed Spivey 80 pass from Keegan Kelp (kick failed)

G—Matthew Felderhoff 19 pass from Kelp (Creed Calloway run)

G—Jalin Conyers 5 pass from Kelp (conversion failed)

G—Brice McLaughlin 14 run (conversion failed)

G—Calloway 46 run (conversion failed)

G—Haynes 7 run (Hermy Acosta kick)

G—Calloway 14 run (Acosta kick)

G—Team safety