Tornadoes to blow into West Thomas Stadium Friday night
The Monroe Tornadoes enter Friday night’s region 1-AAA match up with the Cairo Syrupmakers sporting a 3-1 record in nonregion play. The Tornadoes’ only loss of the season came last week to Brooks County, 27-19.
Monroe has notched three wins on the season. The Tornadoes defeated Terrell County 32-12, Northeast Macon 32-6, and Albany 23-14. “Monroe is a good football team that always plays us tough. They have a lot of team speed and athletic ability all over the field,” said Cairo coach Tom Fallaw.
Cairo had to kick a last second field goal last year in Albany to defeat the Tornadoes 10-7. Monroe cost the Syrupmakers a region title in 2006, beating the Makers 19-18 in overtime. Monroe is averaging a little over 26 points a game and have given up an average of two touchdowns a game. Meanwhile, Cairo is averaging about 27 points and have given up 13 points for an average of 3.3 points a game.
“These are the games that really matter. Our first games were nonregion games, from now on, everything counts,” said Fallaw.
Monroe finished 7-4 last year and 4-3 in region play, losing in the first round of the state AAA playoffs to Jackson 14-7.
The game begins at 7:30 p.m. at West Thomas Stadium this Friday night.