Tornadoes go back to basics after loss
The Philadelphia Tornadoes went back to the basics this week following their 46-6 loss to Bay Springs Friday night in prep football action.
The Tornadoes, now 0-2, visit 0-1 Leake Central this Friday night. The Gators dropped a 36-0 loss to Purvis in their only game this season.
“We are still learning to line up right,” said Coach David Frey. “We had five or six starters out with injuries and we had people playing who normally wouldn’t be playing. But if you pay attention when you are a backup, you should know where to line up.
“All of our routes are spacing routes and we if are not lined up right, they aren’t going to work. Our running plays won’t work if our line doesn’t have splits. That and injuries are killing up right now.”
The game did not start well for the Tornadoes. Bay Springs kicked off. On third down, the Bulldogs intercepted a pass. The next play, they threw a 50-yard TD pass and then added the two-point conversion to go up 8-0.
Bay Springs scored again on its next possession on a 12-yard run. The two point conversion was good and the Bulldogs led 16-0 with 6:30 left in the first quarter.
Bay Springs scored again following an interception. The Bulldogs then scored on a 62-yard rush. Bay Springs led 24-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Bay Springs scored once in the second quarter on a 21-yard rush. The try for two failed and the Bulldogs led 30-0 at the half.
The Bulldogs scored twice in the third quarter on a five-yard run and a six-yard run. Both two point conversions were good and the Bulldogs led 46-0 heading into the final quarter.
Philadelphia got its only score in the fourth quarter when Dee Burnside connected with Austin Donald for a 23-yard TD pass play. The try for two failed.