One of the area’s top dual-threat players at tailback and wideout in 2010, Addison has scored eight touchdowns over his last three games, beginning with a two-score performance in the Golden Tornadoes’ overtime win over Red Springs. Addison crossed the end zone twice on the ground last week against St. Pauls and was on the receiving end of Demetrius Washington’s 18th touchdown pass of the season in the first quarter.
“I’d say he’s back to the old Tyreke,” Fairmont coach Keith Wood said.
Fairmont wasn’t sure how Addison would respond this season after breaking his ankle in the Robeson County Jamboree. Addison returned in time for Three Rivers Conference play and helped the Golden Tornadoes capture league championship No. 3 against the Bulldogs. Fairmont (11-0) hosts Wheatmore in the first round of the state playoffs Friday night.
Playoff wins few and far between at Red Springs
RED SPRINGS — George Coltharp often jokes on his Facebook status that he’d pay to see his starters on defense and offense go at it in a game situation.
If he was on Twitter, he’d gloat there, too.
Both sides of the ball will have to play at a high level this week if the Red Devils (8-2) want to win their first playoff game since 2005.
“We’re trying to figure this thing out,” Coltharp said. “Our guys are in uncharted territory because no one on this team has won a playoff game. I know they’re excited to get this thing started”.
With a direct hand in five touchdowns scored in last week’s blowout win over West Columbus, quarterback Blake Greene has tallied 33 total scores this season, 12 more than his closest in-county competitor, Fairmont’s Alex Gilchrist. Red Springs will try and match, if not exceed, its offensive average of 38.4 points per game Friday at home against Midway (3-6).
The Red Devils are 5-0 at “The Inferno” this season.
Staff writer Brad Crawford can be reached at (910) 272-6119 or at firstname.lastname@example.org