NORWICH – On Friday night, the Norwich Purple Tornado football team snapped a two-game losing streak with a 28-6 victory against Windsor.
Norwich led 14-0 at halftime with two touchdowns scored by Braden Hagenbuch off passes from Quarterback Steven Dowdall. Hagenbuch would have his third touchdown of the day in the third quarter as he ran 85 yards down the field to score off a kick off return.
Windsor answered back, coming off halftime, as Quarterback Ashton Werner would find Kohen Werner deep for 58 yards. But, they could not convert on the two-point try.
Ashton Werner led the Black Knights in rushing yards with 119 as the Tornado struggled to take him down. While he was lethal, he could not score alone.
The Tornado defense did come up big with a fumble for the final scoring play of the night. Quincy Carnachan forced a fumble from the Black Knights 10 yard line and drove to the end zone. Norwich’s Spencer Root was perfect in kicking the extra points.
Norwich (2-2) heads to Johnson City on Friday for a game scheduled for 7 p.m. before returning to its home crowd the following week.
Scores by Quarter
NHS 7 7 7 7–28
WC 0 0 6 0–6
N, Steven Dowdall 35 yard pass to Braden Hagenbuch (Root kick good), N, Dowdall 4 yard pass to Hagenbuch (Root kick is good), WC, Ashton Werner 58 yard pass to Kohen Werner (two-point conversion run by Mason McCombs is no good), N, Hagenbuch 85 yard kick return run (Root kick is good), WC Mason McCombs runs to Black Knights 10 for 0 yards. Fumble! Recovered by N’s Quincy Carnachan (Root kick is good).
Team Summary: First downs: N 14 , WC 10. Rushes-yds: N 47-165; WC 29-164. Passing: N 7-11-2, 80; WC 2-12-0, 59. Total Yards: N 245, WC 223. Punts-avg: N 6-34.3; WC 4-35.3. Fumbles-lost: N 2-0; WC 3-2. Penalties-yds: N 4-50, WC 5-25. Records: N 2-2, WC 2-2.
Rushing: N, Holden Ryan 29-94, Steven Dowdall 9-42, Braden Hagenbuch 3-23, Mason Edwards 3-10, Richard Fuller 2-4, Team 1- (-8). WC, Ashton Werner 13-119, Mason McCombs 11-38, Dominick Weaver 1-4, Ashton Werner 3-3, Taneli Crenshaw 1-0.
Passing: N, Dowdall 7-11-0, 80 yds, 2 TD. WC, Ashton Werner 2-12-0, 59 yds, TD
Receiving: N, Braden Hagenbuch 4-55, 2 TD, Richard Fuller 2-14, Mason Edwards 1-11. WC, Kohen Werner 1-58, TD, Mason McCombs 1-1.