NORWICH – Norwich football saved its best for last.
Playing out their regular season schedule with nothing to play for other than personal pride, the Tornado recorded their first shutou this season, and rushed for a season-high 314 yards in a 30-0 victory over Susquehanna Valley Friday.
Coming off a third loss in four games a week ago, the Tornado flipped a switch from its recent past and put on a final-game performance that was vintage purple and white.
“We weren’t sure how it was going to turn out, but we wanted our last game to be our best game, and it was,” said Norwich senior running back Mike Moon.
Moon hit the trifecta with two TD runs, two two-point conversions, and adding his first two extra-point kicks in the second half.
Norwich’s first drive of the game, one that lasted over six minutes but didn’t yield a score, foreshadowed the type of ball control and rushing success that would pay dividends the rest of the way.
Tyler Slater busted a 37-yard run early in the second quarter to the SV three, and Moon – on his first carry of the game – scored the opening TD on the next play.