Gordon Glides Past Walnut Springs

By Garrett Ross


Walnut Springs- Gordon (2-1) jumped out to an early lead on Walnut Springs (1-2), but the Hornets dug in for a fight. The Longhorns would score three unanswered touchdowns and wrap the victory up early in the fourth quarter 70-24.

The first quarter set the tone, Gordon took a 30-8 lead on the road over Walnut Springs and made the mercy rule seem inevitable.

Seth Schilling of Walnut Springs had no intentions on going home early and it showed in his performance.

Schilling would have a hand in all three of the Hornets touchdowns, while chipping in on nine tackles from the defensive side.

After Gordon scored on a 7-yard pass play in the first quarter, Schilling took the ensuing kickoff 54-yards for a Walnut Springs touchdown, cutting the Longhorns lead to 14-8.

The Longhorns would find the end zone two more times before the Hornets got another opportunity.

Schilling connected with Tristan Whitt on a 27-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, but Gordon still held a 30-16 lead over the Hornets.

In what seemed to form a pattern, Gordon would score two more touchdowns before Walnut Springs could get on the board.

Once again it was Schilling that would tack on points for the Hornets. The Senior got loose on a 12-yard run, which would be the final touchdown of the night for Walnut Springs.

This week Walnut Springs will host Avalon and Gordon will host Iredell, both games are set for Friday at 7:30pm.