By JASON CHAIN, Sports Correspondent
They say defense wins championships. If that’s the case, then the Pickens County Tornadoes have a great chance at making an appearance in their third straight state title game and their fourth in six years. Through three games so far this season, the starting unit for the Tornadoes have yet to give up a score. Friday night the Pickens County defensive dominance continued. Not only did the Tornado starters keep their opponent off the scoreboard, they also accounted for half of the Pickens County touchdowns of the night by scooping up five fumbles and returning them for scores in route to a 61-16 1A, Region 6 victory over the visiting Lynn Bears. Three of the defensive touchdowns were claimed by Tornado Junior Safety Elijah Wallace to lead the Pickens County defense.
The first quarter of action only say one score and of course it was claimed by the Pickens County defense when Wallace picked up a Lynn fumble and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. After a failed extra point the Tornadoes claimed an early 6-0 lead with 11:02 to play in the opening quarter.
The Pickens County offense got things rolling early in the second quarter with a 50-yard touchdown run from Senior Jaccurian Washington. A failed two- point try left the Tornado lead at 12-0 at the 11:45 mark of the second quarter.
The next Tornado drive covered 46 yards and was capped by a five-yard touchdown toss from Junior quarterback Aljaron Edwards to Senior Jadavian Johnson. Another failed extra point left the Tornado advantage at 18-0 with 6:37 to play before the halftime break.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.