Nothing seemed to go right for the Indiana Cutters when they fell to the Indianapolis Tornados 12-8 on Saturday in Martinsville. The offense got off to a slow start and could not seem to stay on the field while their defense struggled to get off the field.
The offensive attack from the Cutters was completely missing as they were unable to get anything going on the ground or in the air until the fourth quarter. Chaz Norton finished 3-12 with a rushing touchdown.
Once the offense started cooking in the fourth with a Norton one yard rushing touchdown with 5:40 left in the game, it was too late for a comeback. After the two point conversion was converted by the Cutters, they were not able to stop the Tornados' running game as they were able to run the clock out. The two early scores for the Tornados carried them to victory and they were able to hold off the late game surge from the Cutters.
The defensive coverage for the Cutters was one of the strengths for the team as Land and Bowers both got interceptions. The Cutters did struggle with getting to the Tornados’ quarterback as he had open lanes all game long which ultimately was the deciding factor in the game.
The Cutters finish the regular season 3-4-1 and the Tornados finish the regular season on a losing note.
These two teams will meet again for their third rematch of the year in the first round of the playoffs on August 24th.