GA Tornados lose on the road, 41-7

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 19, 2001

The Tornados of Greenville Academy traveled to Millbrook last Friday to facing the Wildcats of Edgewood Academy, and in the end, traveled home in defeat, 41-7.

Starting in the first quarter, the Wildcats scored with 8:03 on the clock when Nesmith caught a 14-yard pass from Sadberg, followed by a Scott Nesmith kick, and the score was 7-0.

Then in the second quarter, Sadberg passed the ball six yards to Nesmith for another touchdown, followed by a Nesmith kick for the point-after-touchdown (PAT) and at that point the score was 14-0 Edgewood.

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With 4:53 left in the half, Sadberg threw a 32-yard pass to Nesmith for the third TD, followed by a Nesmith PAT, to advance the score to 21-0.

It was again Edgewood that scored with 11:45 in the third quarter when Kyle Moore returned a kickoff 95 yards on the opening play, followed by another Nesmith PAT, and the score was 28-0.

Edgewood scored again in the third with 5:13 on the clock when Sadberg threw a 14-yard pass to Nesmith for another TD, and then Nesmith made the PAT, moving the score to 35-0 Edgewood.

The Tornados got on the board when with 7:51 left in the game when Blakely Ward made a TD on a three-yard run, followed by a Bubba Faulk PAT, and the score was 35-7 Wildcats.

The last score of the game came when Wildcat Michael Weldon scored on a one-yard run with 4:13 left in the game, but this time the PAT failed, and the score was 41-7, where it remained until the clock expired.

The Tornados made 12 first downs and the Wildcats nine. Edgewood dominated the ball by one third more; with a total of 316 yards, 261 passing and 55 from rushing. The Tornados advanced 207 yards, 156 rushing and 51 passing.

Bubba Faulk led the offense for the Tornados with 22 carries totaling 115 yards, followed by Blakely Ward with four carries for 22 yards, and Andy Beck with seven carries for 17 yards.

Ryan Conway led the defense for G.A. with five tackles, followed by Colt Brantley, Travis Watson and Emory Winters with three tackles apiece.

This week the Tornados will be at home to host the Wilcox Academy Wildcats.

"Wilcox beat Morgan in their first game of the season, but they lost to Monroe," said Tornados Head Coach Charles Oswald. "After looking at their films, it's easy to see that we'll have to defend against their passing."

Oswald said Wilcox's basic offense is the spread.

"Although they usually pass from the spread, after they see our last game on film, they will probably be throwing the ball a lot," Oswald said. "We'll have to stop their inside game with their big fullback, number 32 n they run him on the inside until the defense stops them."

Injuries will be affecting the performance of the team, according to Oswald.

"Brooks Moore dislocated his shoulder, in a re-occurring old injury n the doctors have said if he does well in his therapy this week and next, he might be back to play two games from now," he said. "Also, Benji Coghlan strained ligaments in his knee, but he may also be back next week."

Oswald said his team would have to step up on defense.

"We're going to have to make the tackles when they get the ball."

Kickoff time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Autrey Field.