Gordonsville wins Region 4A championship in 20-13 comeback against Monterey

November 1, 2020

The Gordonsville Tigers won the region 4A championship on Friday night, beating Monterey 20-13.

The Gordonsville Tigers started off slow, with a Gordonsville turnover giving Monterey the ball in good position to take a 7-0 lead with 6:45 left in the first quarter.

The Gordonsville Tigers were unable to get anything going on the ensuing drive, with their drive stalling out and turning the ball over on downs at midfield. Monterey drove down and scored a touchdown but missed the extra point to take a 13-0 lead in the first quarter.

The Gordonsville Tigers were able to narrow the gap midway through the second quarter off of a Matthew Albritton to Landon Baker touchdown to make the score 13-7.

The Tigers defense stepped up and got the ball back, and Gordonsville was able to score another long touchdown as Albritton connected with Michael McKinley for a 43 yard touchdown with 2:31 left in the first half.

Monterey drove down to inside the 10 on the following drive, but a failed fake field goal allowed Gordonsville to take a one point lead into halftime.

Both defenses slugged it out in the second quarter, with neither team able to get on the scoreboard until late in the 4th quarter.

Gordonsville took a long drive down field, and struck on a rush by Darrel Holt, but a missed PAT made the Tigers lead 20-13 with just under 4 minutes in the game.

Monterey was able to make their way down field to the 40 yard line, but the Tigers defense stepped up and stopped Monterey on fourth down to take the ball back with 20 seconds left and run the clock out.

What’s next for the Tigers?

The Gordonsville Tigers will host the Whitwell Tigers on November 6th in the first round of the playoffs.