The Gordonsville Tigers lost to the South Pittsburg Pirates 27-14 in the second round of the playoffs.
Gordonsville’s first offensive drive saw them throw an interception, but the Tigers were able to force a three and out. Both teams were able to lock down on defense in the first quarter, but the Tigers took a long 10 minute drive that resulted in an eight yard touchdown by Matthew Thompson. The touchdown gave Gordonsville a 7-0 lead with 2:32 left in the half. The Tigers defense was able to make it to the half without allowing a score.
The Tigers were able to create a turnover in the second half, but an interception gave the Pirates momentum to drive down and tie the game back at 7-7.
Gordonsville couldn’t get anything going on the next drive and was forced to punt the ball back to the Pirates.
South Pittsburg was able to break off a long run to take a 14-7 lead with just under five minutes in the third quarter.
The Tigers were driving the ball, but an interception gave the Pirates the ball back to start the fourth quarter.
South Pittsburg took the ball downfield and scored to take a 21-7 lead with 11 minutes left in the game.
The Tigers weren’t able to get the offense going, being forced to punt and an interception on their next two drives. The Pirates scored to extend their lead to 27-7 with 4:07 left in the game.
Gordonsville was able to score to narrow the gap to 27-14 off of a two yard Taylor Thaxton to Wyatt Pemberton touchdown.
The Tigers were unable to recover the onside, and the Pirates were able to wind down the clock.