Gordonsville faces second playoff test as they visit the undefeated Wayne County Wildcats this Friday for second-round playoff action.
The Gordonsville Tigers are coming off a nine-point win over Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central, and will look to keep the hot streak going through the second round. Their opponents, the undefeated Wayne County Wildcats, are coming off a decisive 45-7 win over Gordonsville’s district rivals Middle Tennessee Christian.
The Tigers will again be relying on the sophomore offensive due of Adam Goolsby and Braxton Givens. Givens has had a solid year all around, averaging 6.5 yards per carry and 137 yards a game with 20 rushing touchdowns.
Quarterback Adam Goolsby had a slower start than Givens, but has picked it up throughout district play and the playoffs. He posted 153 yards against Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central, and averages 114 yards per game. Goolsby’s thrown for 18 touchdowns and has had only five interceptions.
Another offensive player that has posed a threat is senior receiver Jay Vaden. Vaden posted 111 yards on five catches against HR-BC, and has 17 total touchdowns this season.
The Tigers’ defense has also played a part in the team’s success. Seniors such as Chris Edwards, Tyler Peyatt, and Jacob Lancaster will be expected to lead against a Wildcat offense that has scored 34 points or more in every game this season. Edwards leads the team with ten sacks, Lancaster leads the team in tackles with 64, and Peyatt notched an interception against HR-BC last week.
The winner of this game will advance to the quarterfinals, where they will face either Nashville Christian or Huntingdon.