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COMEBACK CHARGE; Tigers’ third quarter surge not enough against Bledsoe County

By Shea Haile

Courier Sports

GORDONSVILLE — The Gordonsville High Tigers football team returned to the gridiron last Friday night at Turney Ford Field for their final non-region test of the 2023 regular season — as Big Blue hosted the Bledsoe County Warriors. 

The Tigers used a third quarter surge to rebound and tie the game at 14-14 in the second half after facing a 14-0 deficit following the first two frames. Unfortunately for Big Blue, Bledsoe added a fourth quarter score and eventually claimed a 21-14 victory.

The loss ended a three game winning streak for Gordonsville as the Tigers fell to 5-4. The Warriors continued their strong regular season as the Region 2-2A representative improved to 7-2.

“I thought our kids played as hard as they can just like they always do,” said Gordonsville High head football coach Stephen Jackson. “There is no quit in our team. We hit some adversity early in the ball game. Bledsoe is a really good football team that runs something that we do not see a lot of — they line up in a foot-to-foot formation and try to just run right at you.”

“We made adjustments and our kids played as hard as they could. We made a comeback and made a great game of it. All you can ask in a tight game like that one is to have a chance to win it at the end. We had the ball on the 35 yard line late with a chance to win.” 


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