Tigers too much for Tornadoes in opener

Tigers too much for Tornadoes in opener


It turned out to be a long night for the Philadelphia Tornadoes as they dropped a 51-15 decision to Noxubee County Friday in the prep football season opener for both teams.

Noxubee County struck early on an 80-yard TD pass play. The extra point was good and the Tigers led 7-0 with seven minutes left in the first quarter.

The Tornadoes as Dee Burnside scored on a one-yard run. Adrien Luke kicked the extra point. With one minute left in the first quarter, the score was tied at 7-7.

Noxubee County took control of the game in the second quarter as the Tigers scored four touchdowns on three TD passes and a 15-yard rush. At the half, Noxubee led 32-7.

The Tigers struck on the second play of the second on an 80-yard TD pass play. The kick was good and the Tigers led 39-7.

A fumble recovery set up Noxubee’s next score. The Tigers would score on a two-yard run, making the score 45-7.

Philadelphia scored on the next series when Burnside ran 40 yards for a touchdown. The two point conversion was good and Philadelphia trailed 45-15.

Noxubee County took the ensuing kickoff and put it in the endzone four plays later on a 1-yard run. The extra point was no good.

“We will go back to work and try to get better,” Coach David Frey said. “We had some injuries and we aren’t in football shape yet. But we will get better as the season progresses.”

Burnside finished with 141 yards rushing and Chance Greer had 37rushing yards.

The Tornadoes will be back in action Friday night when they host Bay Springs. The Bulldogs lost a 21-6 decision to Raleigh in their season opener last week.

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