CHANDLER — In game that ended five and a half hours after it started and was played in two towns, Chandler bested Millwood 40-0 Saturday in a Class 2A quarterfinal game. A blown transformer late in the second quarter caused a blackout at L.W. Good Stadium. Chandler was leading the homestanding Falcons 7-0 at the time. After about a 45-minute delay, Millwood athletic director Avery Gilliland determined that even if the transformer was repaired the game would not be able to continue because the circuit box at the stadium was burned up when the transformer blew. Gilliland said the OSSAA gave three choices for completion of the game: 1) play at Millwood Sunday afternoon; 2) play at Chandler Sunday afternoon or 3) continue the game at Chandler, starting at 11 p.m. Saturday night. After both coaches agreed on the late-night continuation and relocation, fans and teams headed for Chandler at 9:15 p.m. “I’m like everyone else — that’s got to be a first,” said Chandler coach Neal Bacon. “But once we got the game started again, it just seemed like any other game. I think our kids were pretty excited about coming home, even if it was in the middle of a game.” Not everyone was pleased. “I really wish the game would have just postponed the game,” said Millwood standout receiver Cameron Stewart. “I just think it made a lot more sense to come back and play in the afternoon than pile everyone and everything into cars, go up the highway and re-start a game about an hour after we’re used to games ending.” At the time of the loss of power, the game had been very evenly played. Chandler was up 7-0 and had 89 yards of total offense to 67 for Millwood. However, when the game resumed in Chandler, the Lions ripped off 33 unanswered points with Jack Gray throwing for three touchdowns and running for two more. In the end, Chandler outgained Millwood 445 to 165 in total offense. In retrospect, Bacon says the decision to continue play was an easy one for him. “When the lights went out we had a lot of momentum and we were moving the ball,” he said. “We didn’t want to try to go back and mess up the rest of the week’s schedule.” Nevertheless, wishing his final high school game had ended differently, Sanders said the move altered the outcome. “It did have a big effect on the game because it was a tight game before all that happened,” said Sanders, whose team closed with a record of 10-3. “I’m not saying we would have won, but if we would have played at home the next day I don’t think there’s any way we would give up that many points or not score at all.” Chandler (13-0) moves into the semifinals and will meet Kingfisher (11-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Moore High School.