Tornado Men’s Soccer Off to a Better Start


Rennie Skinner

Soccer players huddle before the varsity Massac County game.

Russell Hancock

This week the Big Blue started off facing the Mayfield Cardinals. Last year’s Tornado had a 4-1 loss to Mayfield. As we play Mayfield this year, PT will have four starting seniors, five sophomores and two freshmen.

This year’s game was held at the home of the Cardinals, and the Big Blue came out of the first half down 1-0. The atmosphere was tight at half. You could feel the Tornado was not satisfied with the showing on the scoreboard. The second-half whistle blew and the big blue were hungry  for that goal.

In the end Mayfield had two chances of scoring, and they capitalized on both.

Tilghman’s coach Blaine Skeen said, “The scoreboard was not a good representation of how we played tonight.” PT headed home with a 3-0 loss to the Cardinals. The team was disappointed, but at the same time they knew what they had ahead of them.

With a undeserved loss to Mayfield the day before, Blue came out eager to put the second win of the season on the board. As they headed to the bus circle at 4 p.m., they new the competition they had in front of them.

The Big Blue were headed to Illinois to face the Massac Patriots, knowing that in PT history we had never lost to Massac at their home turf. The whistle blew, and PT came off dominating the pitch. By the end of the second half the scoreboard read 2-0 guests. Senior Myles Middleton came off with both goals. Starting the second half, Middleton was hungry for the first PT hat trick in two years. The final whistle blew, and White came out with smiles across their faces

Captain Blain Oliver said, “The week’s not over. It would be nice to end it with a W against the Vikings”