by Ryan Nixon
Gordonsville vs Pickett County – Friday, September 6, 2019
Gordonsville won their first game of the season in a blowout victory against the Pickett County Bobcats, winning 42-18 at home.
Gordonsville was able to stop Pickett County’s offense from getting anything going on the first drive, but the Tigers fumbled to give Pickett County the ball back just a couple plays later.
Pickett County drove into Tigers territory, but the Gordonsville defense was able to hold the Bobcats offense scoreless. The Tigers were able to get their offense going on the next drive, scoring off of a 47 yard Wyatt Pemberton rush to take a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.
The Gordonsville defense continued to dominate the Bobcats offense on the next possession, forcing a fumble on third down. The Tigers took a 13-0 lead a couple plays later following a 66 yard touchdown rush by Jalen Brown.
The Tigers extended their lead to 21-0 halfway through the second quarter following a trick play running back pass by Grant Underwood to Josh Haire for a 35 yard touchdown pass. Brown was able to run the ball in for a two point conversion.
The Tigers were able to get an interception around midfield on the next drive, but a fumble around the 5 yard line stopped them from extending their lead. The Gordonsville defense was able to force a turnover on downs at the Pickett County 11 yard line with 48 seconds left in the half. Haire found the end zone for his second touchdown of the night off a 5 yard rush to extend the lead to 28-0 going into halftime.
Jalen Brown opened up the scoring in the second half, scoring off a 4 yard rush to give the Tigers a 35-0 lead.
The Bobcats were able to break off two big plays on their next offensive possessions, connecting on a 73 yard touchdown pass and a 69 yard touchdown pass, but the Tigers were able to make sure the Bobcats didn’t convert either 2 point conversion. This put the score at 35-12 with about 3 minutes left in the third quarter.
The Tigers stopped any attempt at a comeback by scoring in the fourth quarter off of an Austin Shaffer rush to make the score 42-12. The Bobcats scored one more touchdown before the game ended to make the final score 42-18.
What’s next for the Tigers?
The Tigers will be playing on the road next week when they travel to Trousdale County.