10 to Remember: No. 1, 12/10/93 - Bay shuts out Rutherford in 4A football state semi

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 02:58 PM.

Part X in a series counting down the 10 most memorable performances in the history of Tommy Oliver Stadium

There were individual standout performances to be sure. Foremost was the brilliance of Mack Pittman and Anwar Stewart, and on both sides of the football.

But what should be the lasting memory of the 38-0 shellacking Bay put on Rutherford in the Class 4A state semifinal football game was the completeness of the effort on the part of the Tornadoes.

Clearly, in many senses, this was not a game as lopsided as the final outcome. Rutherford had defeated Bay only one month prior in an evenly played district showdown.

The fact that extra bleachers were brought in to swell the seating capacity of Tommy Oliver Stadium past five figures, even though the game was being telecast locally, provided even more momentum for whichever school would move on to the state championship game.

With less than one minute remaining before halftime the Tornadoes led only 7-0. A field goal by Ryan Fleming made it 10-0 at intermission.

During the third quarter every ounce of energy shifted for good to Bay’s sideline, and most incredibly it came during a 12-minute span when the Tornadoes ran only two offensive plays from scrimmage.

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