Storm Turnovers Too Much To Overcome in Loss: Victory Christian 7, Berkeley Prep 30
Sat. September 08, 2012 at 2:00 a.m. | By Polk Preps Staff
TAMPA | Victory Christian turned the ball over six times in the first half against Berkeley Prep and wasn't able to bounce back in a 30-7 loss.
The Storm had three interceptions, both off tipped passes, and three fumbles, one on the goal-line following a interception and 60-yard return by Jaylyn McKinney.
"Those (turnovers) are gonna be a killer for any team," Victory head coach Andre Dobson said. "Berkeley (Prep) plays steady ball and kept banging us."
Those turnovers put Victory in a 21-0 hole at the half.
However, they limited the second half points to just nine.
Victory (0-2) finally got on the board when Nekari Jones caught a 20 yard pass from senior Hunter Hotchkiss in the fourth.
The Bucs (2-0) consistently started drives in Victory Christian territory. Quarterback Brad Mayes ran and threw for scores while Chris Williams was again a workhorse, finishing with a score on 89 yards rushing.
The defense got into the scoring act when freshman Bo Peek forced a safety in the third quarter. Berkeley rested many starters in the final quarter .
Storm fans should be accustomed to slow starts, though. As Victory has a habit of scheduling the toughest teams they face at the start of the season.
"The kids are learning a lot," Dobson added.
"Playing great competition our kids are getting better every week and that's all I can ask out of these guys."
Chris Nelson led the Storm on defense with 12 tackles.
Victory finishes up the toughest part of the schedule next week against top ranked Florida Air.