ROME – The Norwich Cyclones’ “A” team stopped Sherman Park of Syracuse, 26-0 in the first round of the Empire State Classic Tournament here Saturday.
The Cyclones mounted a 56-yard scoring drive in the first quarter, after holding the Bulldogs, with Keegan Franklin taking it in from the five.
Spencer Stone recovered a Bulldogs fumble at the 15 in the second quarter, with Michael Oralls scoring from the one for a 12-0 halftime Cyclones lead.
Oralls scored again on a two-yard plunge in the third, this one set up by a 32-yard run by Randy Stokes. Trent Stone recovered another Bulldogs fumble at the 17, also in the third stanza. This time, Michael Sutton hit Frank Garcia with the 17-yard TD toss. Stokes then kicked a two-point conversion.