Gordo Shuts Out Holt for Homecoming Win

Gordo’s Troy Garner Jr. breaks through the Holt defense on the way to one of his two scores on Friday night.

By Brian Hamilton, Sports Correspondent

Gordo used a big first half en route to a 45-0 homecoming win over Gordo Friday night. After a 1-2 start to the season, the Greenwave have reeled off three straight wins to put them in a second place tie with Lamar County in Class 3A Region 4.

“We’ve got a team that works really hard and they’re fun to coach,” Gordo head coach Ryan Lolley said. “I am really proud of them and last night I thought we were able to put a complete game together on offense, defense, and special teams. It’s a real fun bunch to coach because they’re working hard and getting better every week and that’s what you want to see.”

Troy Garner Jr. put Gordo on the board with 7:11 remaining in the first quarter when he ran for a one-yard touchdown to give the Greenwave a 7-0 lead. Joshua Darling would later run for a three-yard touchdown with 2:13 remaining in the period, as Gordo led 14-0 after one quarter.

The Greenwave took a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter, as Garner Jr. ran for his second score of the day from two yards out. Tanner Bailey found receiver D.J. Barnes for a 29-yard touchdown pass, giving Gordo a 27-0 advantage at halftime.

See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.
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