The Gordonsville Tigers’ perfect division record ended with 40-7 loss to the visiting Nashville Christian Eagles on October 14.
The Tigers’ undefeated record ended Friday night after being stunned by Nashville Christian. Gordonsville is now 5-1 in district, and is on pace to finish second if they win the next two games on their schedule. Nashville Christian is now the only team undefeated in district play.
Nashville Christian accumulated 13 penalties for a total of 113 yards. Many of those penalties were personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conducts. One of the penalties was a personal foul on a hit on Senior Tiger Sheldon Harris. Harris was taken to the hospital after being carried off the field, he sustained only a concussion from the hit and is in better condition now.
The Eagles’ running game was key in their win. Junior back Lelan Wilhoite had 166 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns, while sophomore Xavier Myers ran 11 times for 118 yards with three touchdowns.
Senior Eagle quarterback Bryce Pemberton went 10/19 passing with 180 yards. Xavier Myers caught two passes for 85 yards, senior Slater Howard caught five passes for 50 yards, and junior Bobby Clark caught two passes for 41 yards.
Gordonsville was shut out the first half and scored only one touchdown: a three yard run by Sophomore Quarterback Adam Goolsby in the third quarter. Goolsby went 12/21 with 122 yards passing and two interceptions. Senior receiver Mitchell Kirby had three receptions for 90 yards.
The Eagle defense held Gordonsville running back Braxton Givens to only 24 yards in the first half on 10 carries, which is uncharacteristic of Givens who’s averaging 145 yards rushing per game.
Gordonsville travels to Pickett County to face the Bobcats in yet another district game next Friday. The game will be on October 21.