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Logan’s Block … and Other Fun Stuff

Tornadoes open with a bang; defense plays closer vs. Cyclones

Alcoa senior Colton Wright steams for the end zone behind a block from offensive lineman Logan Turbyfill during Friday’s Class 3A quarterfinal at Goddard Field. Photos by Jolanda Jansma

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
Blount Press Row

Alcoa didn’t get the ball for the first time until Elizabethton had run 15 plays and consumed the first seven minutes of the opening quarter.

When the Cyclones didn’t put points behind the game-opening drive, the Tornadoes hit back — in one play.

Alcoa coach Gary Rankin greets the seniors as the enter Goddard Field for the last time. Turbyfill (77) is getting ready to do some work.

Alcoa coach Gary Rankin greets the seniors as they enter Goddard Field for the last time. Turbyfill (77) is getting ready to do some work.

The sequence was telling as Alcoa turned back Elizabethton, 17-14, in a Class 3A quarterfinal on Friday at Goddard Field.

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