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Gordonsville wins 17-7 over Whitwell to advance to third round

The Gordonsville Tigers are advancing to the third round following their 17-7 win over Whitwell on Friday night.

The Tigers were able to strike first, scoring halfway through the first quarter on a 24 yard Treyson Davis touchdown rush to put Gordonsville up 7-0.

Neither team was able to score until the second quarter, when the Tigers were able to tack on 3 with a 22 yard field goal by Tanner Pierson with 4 minutes left in the half.

The Tigers extended their lead in the third quarter, with Davis finding the end zone to extend their lead to 17-0. Whitwell was able to narrow the score to 17-7, but it was too little too late and Gordonsville was able to hold their lead and advance to the next round of the playoffs.

Owls lose to Loudon 41-7 in second round of playoffs

The Owls traveled to take on Loudon in the second round of the playoffs, but were unable to take advantage of Loudon’s  five turnovers, losing 41-7 on the road.
The Owls had a bad first half, going down 27-0 in the first half of the game.
The Owls were able to put together a drive to get on the scoreboard early in the second half, with John Ross Hord scoring from a couple yards out to narrow the score to 27-7. The Owls were able to force a turnover on the next drive, but weren’t able to add another touchdown.
Loudon was able to take back the momentum and tack on two more touchdowns to extend their lead to 41-7. This would end up being the final score, wrapping up the Owls season.

Gordonsville advances after beating Copper Basin on the road

by Ryan Nixon

Gordonsville at Copper Basin – Friday, November 8, 2019

The Gordonsville Tigers traveled to take on the Copper Basin Cougars in the first round of the playoffs. 

The Tigers were able to get off to an early 6-0 lead following a two yard Grant Underwood rush for a touchdown just five minutes into the game. 

Sloppy play and not taking advantage of situations was the story of the rest of the first half, with the Tigers having a few opportunities to extend their lead. 

The Cougars were able to tie it up late in the first half, scoring with 40 seconds left to tie the game at 6-6.

Treyson Davis got the Tigers an advantage with seven minutes left in the 3rd quarter with a rushing touchdown, and Davis also ran in a two point conversion to get the Tigers a 14-6 lead.

The Tigers had a couple opportunities to extend their lead in the second half, but weren’t able to score until just over a minute left, with Underwood getting his second touchdown of the game to put the game out of reach.

Smith County Owls survive and advance in a close game over Sweetwater

by Ryan Nixon

Smith County vs Sweetwater – Friday, November 8, 2019

The Smith County Owls hosted the Sweetwater Wildcats in the first round of the playoffs, in a game that went down to the wire.

Sweetwater got off to an early 7-0 lead, but the owls were able to score back-to-back touchdowns off touchdowns by Eli Martin and John Ross Hord.

Sweetwater took advantage of good field positioning on a mistake by the Owls punt team, scoring a touchdown. The Owls were able to block the PAT to keep a one point lead, 14-13. This lead carried into halftime.

Sweetwater took a long drive down the field to take a 21-14 lead in the second half.

The Owls were able to answer back with a Cameron Spivey touchdown pass to Martin to tie the game at 21-21 halfway through the third quarter.

A couple plays later the Owls were able to force a turnover. The Owls were able to carry the ball downfield and scored on a Hord touchdown to give the Owls the lead back at 28-21.

Sweetwater drove down and scored, but the Owls were able to block their second field goal of the game to keep their lead, 28-27 midway through the fourth quarter.

The Owls were able to milk the clock down to 2:30 left in the game before giving Sweetwater the ball back with no timeouts. Sweetwater drove down within striking distance, but the Owls defense was able to stop them from scoring forcing a turnover on downs. This allowed the Owls to drain the clock and advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Gordonsville Youth Football League teams crowned Tri-County Champions

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, all three teams in the Gordonsville Youth Football League were crowned Tri-County Champions.

The Flag, Junior, and Senior teams all came away with a victory in Saturday’s games.

In the Flag division, Gordonsville bested Trousdale County by a score of 34-12, finishing with a 8-0 record on the season.

In the Junior division, Gordonsville was victorious over Watertown by a score of 12-6, finishing with a 7-1 record on the season.

In the Senior division, Gordonsville defeated Clay County by a score of 26-7, finishing with a 8-0 record on the season.

The championship tournament was held in Trousdale County.

Congratulations, boys!

Gordonsville loses close battle against undefeated Monterey Wildcats

by Ryan Nixon

The Gordonsville Tigers lost 28-21 in a close battle on Friday night against the Monterey Wildcats 28-21, dropping to 3-7 on the season.

The Tigers got off to a hot start, with Skyshn Washer scoring two touchdowns to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. Monterey responded midway through the second quarter to narrow the lead to 14-7. This score continued to halftime.

Monterey would tie it up late into the third quarter, to make the score 14-14 with 3:41 left in the 3rd quarter.

The Wildcats kept their momentum in the fourth quarter, scoring back-to-back  touchdowns to take a 28-14 lead, in the 4th quarter. Gordonsville was able to claw back and score to narrow the score to 28-21, and got one last opportunity late in the game to make a comeback. Im a last ditch effort, the Tigers were stopped at the 5 yard line on the last play of the game.

Owls win big over Grundy County thanks to huge first quarter

by Ryan Nixon

Photo by Melinda Spivey

Smith County vs Grundy County – Friday, November 1, 2019

The Smith County Owls won big in the last game of the regular season, winning 59-8 over Grundy County.

John Ross Hord scored from 4 yards out to take a 7-0 lead early in the game.

The Owls were able to get the ball back and score off of a 10 yard rush to take a 13-0 lead with 7 minutes left in the first quarter.

The Owls were able to recover the ensuing kickoff, which led to a quick drive for Smith County that saw Hord find the end zone for the third time in the first quarter, this time scoring off of a 20 yard rush to go ahead 20-0 with 6 minutes left in the first.

Hord and the Owls offense kept up their momentum, scoring a fourth touchdown in the first quarter scoring a 39 yard touchdown to take a 27-0 lead with 4 minutes left in the first. Hord and the offense would get one more touchdown before the end of the first quarter, for his 5th touchdown.

Smith County was able to tack on two more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 46-0 lead into halftime.

The Owls were able to keep their lead, tacking on thirteen more points in the second half, but Grundy County was able to score 8 points in the second half to avoid being shut out.

Photo by Melinda Spivey

Gordonsville High School football press box dedicated in memory of Keith Williams

The family of Keith Williams gathers on Turney Ford Field for a press box dedication ceremony.

On Friday night, The Gordonsville High School football press box was dedicated in memory of the late Keith Williams.

Keith’s family was called onto the field for a dedication ceremony and then presented with a plaque that reads, “To the family of Keith Williams in recognition of his dedication and support of Gordonsville High School. We dedicate our press box in his memory for the countless hours of hard work and pride for the Gordonsville Tigers.”

The longtime radio voice of the Gordonsville Tigers, Keith passed away in April of this year. 

Keith was a GHS alumni and an accomplished athlete who played both football and basketball while in school. He graduated in 1972.

Keith began calling Tiger Sports in 1999, and his voice was known and loved as one of Gordonsville’s Friday night traditions. 

Now, a sign that says “Keith Williams Press Box” hangs for all to see, helping to ensure that Keith’s legacy and true Tiger spirit will live on.

Keith’s sons Chad and Nathan stand with Keith’s brother John.

Wilson Bank & Trust sponsors new scoreboard for Gordonsville High School Football

Wilson Bank & Trust representatives gathered with school administrators and the Gordonsville High School football team and staff recently to commemorate the installation of a new WBT-sponsored scoreboard at GHS’s Turney Ford Field.

Wilson Bank & Trust ( a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, operates 28 full-service offices in nine Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and mobile and online banking services.

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