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JUNGLE MADNESS; Tigers outlast Clay in 2 OT instant classic, claim region title

By Shea Haile

Courier Sports

GORDONSVILLE — Last Friday night, Gordonsville High School’s Turney Ford Field played host to the Region 4-1A championship bout between the Gordonsville High Tigers and the Clay County Bulldogs — in one of the most thrilling and entertaining collisions between the Tigers and the Bulldogs to date. 

Forty-eight minutes was not enough time to decide a champion between the two long time gridiron nemeses. 

Big Blue took a 42-35 lead in the second overtime on an eight yard touchdown rumble from senior running back Canaan Musgrove. 

The Bulldogs responded with a 10 yard touchdown scamper from Nolan Adams. Clay Co. elected to attempt a two point conversion pass. 

Musgrove came up with the play of the year for Big Blue — snagging an interception on the Nate Adams pass. 

The interception clinched the 4-1A title as the Tigers claimed a 42-41 victory — sending the Big Blue faithful into a frenzy in “The Jungle.”

“Just to do what they have done all year — fight,” said Gordonsville High head football coach Stephen Jackson about his message to the Tigers before the game sealing interception. “They fought all night. We had some adversity and we did not play great. We came out and in overtime we gave up the touchdowns but we never quit. We just kept on fighting.”


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