BINGHAMTON – Two games in four days is not the norm for any football team, let alone high school football. Alas, even the lack of the usual seven day break between games didn’t stand in the way of the Purple Tornado on Saturday afternoon. After a small stumble out of the gates early, there was no stopping the Purple Tornado football team in the second half of their contest against Binghamton as they ran their way to victory at Binghamton’s Alumni Stadium, defeating the Binghamton Patriots on the final game of the ‘Fall 2’ football season 41-20.
Norwich hasn’t been a stranger to facing adversity this season, especially after their one day of in-person practice in their latest win versus Oneonta, and now faced with a game against Binghamton with only one-day of contact practice, their winning mentality never wavered.
“I was extremely proud of them with all the adversity they had to overcome, not only in the last two weeks, but in the last year” said Norwich Head Coach Mike Chrystie of his team’s ability to face challenges head on, “Even the first quarter against Binghamton, getting down quick like that. How you deal with adversity really says a lot about your character. And this is a high character group.”
It’s easy to see as to why some teams may have gotten down on themselves after an opponent like the Class ‘A’ Patriots drop 20 points in the first quarter.