After a Hurricane punt, GW kept its foot on the gas. Switzer ripped off a 33-yard gain and Bell threw a 22-yard TD pass to Jordan Clay, but the latter was negated by offsetting penalties. Bell then hit Switzer with a 5-yard pass before Switzer leaped into the end zone from the 6 to make it 35-3 with 4:34 to go.
Taylor took the diplomatic approach afterward.
"His job's to score,'' he said of GW coach Steve Edwards Jr., "and our job's to stop him. I can't really say anything else about that - when he leaves guys in and does what he does. That's his job, and we didn't stop him there the last five minutes. It was a close game. That's what they do is score points, and we couldn't stop them.''
Still, Jordon saw no excuses for Hurricane's players not shaking hands afterward. Many members of the two coaching staffs exchanged handshakes, and a couple Hurricane players did eventually come across the field to shake hands before leaving the field.
"Coaches need to be held accountable if they can't get a handle on their players to shake hands,'' Jordon said. "I don't care how angry an athlete gets. Very few of them are going to earn money athletically. We need to get them to learn life's lessons about being a gentleman and moving on with life.''
Jordon pointed to the state volleyball AAA tournament on Saturday at the Civic Center, when GW beat Musselman in the finals, and players from both sides met to shake hands.
"I'm not going to see something like this again,'' Jordon said. "I talked to the assistant superintendent [in Putnam County]. I have no control over them [but] we're going to hold our coaches accountable. We're going to put a stop to this in Kanawha County for our schools. As a board member, I'm going to push that - in our county - it's a reprimand if that doesn't happen.
"I may be a dumb old mom, but I'm also a school official, and it's an embarrassment.''
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