Team of the Week: Charleston
The only thing that could slow down Charleston`s offense in week two was mother nature. The Tigers had to wait more than two hours due to severe weather but after the rains stopped, Charleston points began to pour. The Tigers were rewarded for their 52-21 win against gentry as they are the McDonalds Team of the Week.
“We came out and game planned them good,” said sophomore quarterback Ty Storey. “We had them, we knew what they were going do and our lineman blocked, our receivers caught like they should and we got some yards after the catch.”
Sophomore quarterback Ty Storey wasted little time writing his own chapter in Charleston history. Starting in just his second game, Storey broke a pair of school records. He had 553 yards passing on a rainy night and threw for seven touchdowns.
“It was real impressive but, you know, his work ethic really makes him the complete player that he is,” said head coach Doug Loughridge. “He`s the first one at the field house, last one to leave. He watches hours of video, meets with his position coach, Coach Kendrick. He`s prepared every time he goes out.”
What Charleston did offensively was impressive but its defense was up to the task as well. The Tigers forced turnover after turnover, and continued to give the ball back to its potent offense.
“We had five turnovers. Hayden Newhart, sophomore corner, had three interceptions his self and we had a total of five,” said Loughridge. “Just keeping everything underneath us, making great tackles and flying to the football is what we had to do.”