Bad weather rips through the state, and causes major headache for sports schedule

(Dan Mohrmann/

Stormy weather ripped through a large swath of Colorado on Friday, and it caused a number of games to be delayed or postponed.

Among those majorly affected by heavy rain and thunderstorms were football games β€” starting with the 4 p.m. slate in the south Denver metro area, continuing through the 7 p.m. scheduled start times up north, down south, and even into the mountains.

Here are some of the scenes from Friday night:

The game between Vista Ridge and Windsor was actually postponed to Saturday morning, as was Liberty and Sierra.

Many of the 7 p.m. football games didn't start until 7:30 p.m., and some didn't start until 8:30 p.m.

Ultimately, though, some games did find some pretty spectacular weather: