Gordonsville Beats Smith County to Break the Streak

Updated: September 3, 2013

“The laundry mat/pool hall/liquor store/McDonald will be burnt down tonight in Gordonsville,” said Chad Withrow of 104.5 after hearing that Gordonsville had beat Smith County for the first time in 15 years.  Friday night in Gordonsville, the Tigers were able to do what so many other teams are not able to, beating the Smith County Owls 14-7.

Smith1It was as extremely mugging night in Gordonsville, causing the referees to stop the game every four minutes to make sure that the players got enough water, and the humidity really slowed the pace of the game down.

The game started with a three and out by Smith County, and then Gordonsville was on the attack.  On their second play of the drive they ran a hook and ladder, a play they saw Alcoa have luck with the earlier week against the Owl’s defense.  It was the next play however that was the big one, as Kaelin Cason took a handoff and was met by a wall of defenders but was able to bounce outside and take it 46 yards to the house.

Smith County started their ensuing drive at midfield after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty following the Tigers PAT. Trying to Smith2answer back, the Owls drive down inside the Gordonsville 10 yard line and were faced with a 4th and 3 on the 5 yard line.  After a quick timeout to decide what they were going to do, they ran a bootleg out to the left side but were unable to come up with anything as the Tiger defense blew the play up and recorded their first sack of the night.

Smith4The rest of the first half was not so sharp, but Smith County was able to put seven points on the board just before halftime as they put together a 51 yard drive that lasted 2:09.

The second half of the football game was actually tough to watch as several players fell holding their legs from cramps.  Due to so many cramps on both sidelines, it was tough for either offense to really get going.  However near the end of the third quarter, quarterback Noah Smotherman hooked up with Austin Vaden for a 62 yard touchdown giving Gordonsville a 14-7 lead with 3:17.

As for the rest of the second half it was all defense, as there was only one snap taken in either red zone and that was fumbled by the Owls only to be recovered by the Tigers defense.  When the final horn had sounded the Owls were stunned and the Tigers were in celebration mood as students began to rush the field.  The Gordonsville Tigers had finally stopped the streak beating the Owls on August 30, 2013.