Greer scores 5 TDs to lead Tornadoes to victory
Running back Chancellor Greer rushed for 235 yards on 20 carries and scored five touchdowns to lead the Philadelphia Tornadoes to a 40-16 victory over Nanih Waiya on Thursday night in prep football action.
The Tornadoes improved to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the Region 5-2A standings. Nanih drops to 2-4 and 0-2.
The Tornadoes will return to Harpole Field on Friday to celebrate homecoming while hosting the Lake Hornets. Lake comes in at 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the region standings. The Hornets picked up a region victory Thursday night when they defeated the Newton Tigers 24-0.
The Tornadoes led their hard-fought game with Nanih Waiya all the way. Philadelphia took the opening kickoff and put together a 16-play scoring drive that covered 57 yards. Chancellor Greer scored on a 13-yard run. Adrian Luke kicked the extra point and the Tornadoes led 7-0 with 8:07 left in the first quarter.
Philadelphia scored again in the second quarter when Greer broke for a 49-yard TD run, capping a five-play drive that covered 60 yards. Luke’s kick was good and the Tornadoes led 14-0.
The Warriors rebounded on the first down after the kickoff. Rico Moore ran 47 yards for a touchdown. Nanih Waiya scored the 2-point conversion and trailed 14-8 with 8:55 left in the first half.
Nanih Waiya took the ensuing kickoff and drove down to the Philadelphia 23-yard line before running out of downs. The Tornadoes took over and five plays later were in the endzone again as quarterback Marcus Beamon scored on a 6-yard run. The extra point try failed and Philadelphia led 20-8 at the half.
Nanih Waiya got back in the game as Moore ran 55-yards for a touchdown. Moore scored the 2-point conversion and the Tornadoes led 20-16.
Philadelphia took the kickoff and ran three plays before Beamon punted the ball, putting Nanih Waiya on its one five-yard line. The Warriors ran 13 plays before running out of downs on the Philadelphia 43-yard line.
The Tornadoes took over and two plays later, Greer scored on a 40-yard run. The try for two failed and Philadelphia led 26-16 with two minutes left in the third quarter.
Philadelphia held the Warriors to four downs and took over at mid-field. On first down, Greer ran 50 yards for a touchdown. Luke’s kick was good and the Tornadoes led 33-16 going into the final quarter.
Nanih Waiya never gave up. They took the ensuing kickoff and 12 plays before running out of downs.
On first down, Greer ran 40 yards for a touchdown. Luke’s kick was good, ending the scoring.
Coach David Frey received three ice baths from his team as he celebrated his return to his alma mater. He graduated from Nanih Waiya in 2003 and coached there for three seasons before coming to Philadelphia.