NORWICH – Norwich didn’t look too shabby on Tuesday night, especially for not being on a field in 10 days. Yes, you read that right. It had been 10 days between practices for the Norwich Purple Tornado, as Norwich was sidelined due to the unforeseen circumstances, which has become standard turbulence during this year’s ‘Fall 2’ sports season. Nonetheless, the Tornado overcame the adversity that came before them and promptly defeated the rival Oneonta Yellowjackets on senior night 35-13, capping off NHS’ final home game of the season.
“Considering everything we’ve been through to have one practice yesterday (Monday), we did zoom meetings all week…but to have one in-person day of practice and come out the way we did, I was extremely proud of our kids” said Norwich Head Coach Mike Chrystie on the preparation leading up to the game versus Oneonta.
“I’m still trying to wrap my mind around playing a game with one day of in-person practice.”
Any concerns that Norwich would not be able to perform up to par with their opponent were quickly swept away as the Purple Tornado offense got cooking in a hurry.