BERKELEY SPRINGS - Game one jitters. It can happen to any team. After looking impressive during both scrimmages against Spring Mills and University the Keyser Golden Tornado stunk up the field during the first quarter against the Indians.
BERKELEY SPRINGS - Game one jitters. It can happen to any team. After looking impressive during both scrimmages against Spring Mills and University the Keyser Golden Tornado stunk up the field during the first quarter against the Indians. Penalty flags galore for false starts, late hits, and verbal language had Keyser out of sync as the entire offense looked out of rhythm. After the experts believed the Golden Tornado would simply run right through Berkeley Springs the scoreboard showed 0-0 after the first quarter of play.
Deep Breath. Good teams overcome tough times. Well the 2nd quarter showed that Keyser was the team we thought they could be, a good team. After a nice offensive possession, Caden Biser broke the goaline for a 6 yard rushing TD to give the Tornado a lead 6-0 with 10:55 left in the 2nd quarter. After gelling together and getting on the same page, it was time for Keyser to crank it up.
Brady Clay made an appearance in the paydirt with a 1 yard rushing TD at the 7:51 to give Keyser a 14-0 lead. Caden Biser had so much fun scoring his first TD of the season he decided to do it again in the 2nd quarter with under 2 minutes remaining.
A defensive interception by Gavin Root gave the ball back to Keyser and the Golden Tornado went to the air as Ryan Shoemaker found Reggie Redman in the endzone to complete an eleven yard TD reception just before the half. Giving Keyser complete control of the game. As nasty weather started to roll into Morgan County, the Berkeley Springs Coach asked Sean Biser if they could trim the 3rd and 4th quarters down to 5 minutes a piece. With the game clearly in hand, Coach Biser agreed to the unusual request so the two teams could finish the game on Friday night.
Scoring in the 2nd half for Keyser was Reggie Redman as he hauled in a 27 yard pass from Shoemaker to push the lead to 33-0. Golden Tornado hard hitting FB Drae Allen broke loose for a 24 yard rushing TD to make it 40-0, then late in the fourth quarter Sam Perry found the endzone after a 37 yard scamper to lock up the win for Keyser. In total the Golden Tornado finished the game with 359 net yards. Rushing the football was the big ticket for Keyser as they racked up 271 yards on the ground. The passing game was efficient as well going 6-for-9 for a total of 88 yards.
Don Woodworth led the team in tackles with 5 while Tristan Fox, Gavin Root, and Ryan Shoemaker each had an interception.
Next up for the Golden Tornado will be a tough test against Robert C. Byrd.