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After slow start, Gordo romps past Rams


Gordo’s Demario Kennedy (11) is brought down by a Northside defender during Friday night’s game in Gordo. (Photo by Skylar Kynard)


 

GORDO | After a 7-7 tie at the end of the first quarter, the Gordo Greenwave scored 34 unanswered points, resulting in a 41-13 victory over the Northside Rams on Friday night.

 

Gordo’s defense got the momentum started quickly. Devin Prude intercepted the Rams’ first pass. Gordo held the Rams to minus-1 passing yards with only one completion on three attempts. Chancellor Glass, who had eight solo tackles, led Gordo’s defense. Da’michael White had six tackles and a sack. 

 

Gordo senior quarterback Lane Moss rushed for a 40-yard touchdown on the second play of the Greenwave’s first drive. Moss went 17 of 22 passing for 186 yards with three touchdowns. He also rushed for 50 yards on four attempts.

 

“Moss might have had his best game of the season tonight. He had good passing on the run, which led him to make so many completions,” Gordo coach David McKinney said.

 

Said Moss, “The line really helped me out today. They always do. They allowed me as much time as possible to throw the ball.”

Rams coach Chris Hilliker was frustrated with his pass rush.

 

“We didn’t do a good job up front,” Hilliker said. “We let the quarterback have a lot of time to throw it. If you can’t stop him quickly, someone is bound to be open.”

 

Gordo had a wide selection of running backs make crucial plays. Junior Tyvon Martin rushed for 67 yards on seven attempts. Jamarcus Martin had a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown. Gordo rushed for 322 yards on 45 attempts.

 

“We do well because we know our quarterback and how to respond based on what he does,” Martin said.

 

“We are getting deeper and deeper on offense. All our running backs are within a step of skill within each other,” McKinney said.

 

Gordo (6-2) will travel to play Greensboro next Friday, while Northside (4-3) hosts Greene County.