Gordonsville beats Smith County 28-0, notching first shut out in the series since 1995

August 30, 2020

The Gordonsville Tigers beat the Smith County Owls 28-0 on Saturday night. The win over the Owls marked the Tigers second win over their rivals in three years, and back to back wins at Owl Stadium.

The Smith County Owls started off strong, kicking and recovering an onside kick on the opening kickoff, and the Owls were able to get the passing game going early, driving to the 25 yard line, but a fumbled snap recovered by Gordonsville gave the Tigers the ball at the 40 yard line.

The Tigers were able to piece together some big plays in the rushing game on their first drive, which was capped off  by Tyler Gregory running it in to give Gordonsville a 7-0 lead with 1:25 left in the first quarter.

The Owls were stopped on their next drive, but we’re able to punt it to the 10 yard line to pin the Tigers back. The Tigers were able to make a couple plays. The Owls were able to get the ball back following an interception by Johnny Lyda, but the Owls were stopped and forced to punt on the ensuing drive.

Neither team was able to get their offenses going on the next two drives, with both teams being forced to punt. The Tigers were able to block the Owls punt and get the ball back to start their drive in the red zone and they scored a couple plays later on a 12 yard rush by Darrel Holt with 1:49 left in the first half to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead.

The Owls were able to drive down and attempt a 45 yard field goal that hit the crossbar and bounced back out, and the Tigers kept their 14-0 lead going into the half.

Smith County got the ball back after half time, but the Tigers defense was able to force a three and out, and Gordonsville got the ball back around midfield. The Tigers offense was able to get going on the ensuing drive, with Darrel Holt running it in for his second touchdown of the night with 5:41 left in the third quarter to take a 21-0 lead.

The Tigers defense was able to pick up another stop, and the Gordonsville offense kept their foot on the gas, with Tyler Gregory running it in to score his second touchdown of the night to extend the lead to 28-0 with 11:13 left in the game. 

The Owls connected on a 50 yard pass play, but turned the ball over on the next play to give the Tigers the ball back, and the Tigers were able to drive down field and keep the clock moving to end the game and secure the win over the Owls, 28-0.

What’s Next for the Tigers?

The Tigers will be on the road again next week to take on Pickett County on 9/4

What’s Next for the Owls?

The Owls will be at home again next week to take on Upperman on 9/4