The Gordon Central boys golf team kicked off their season in strong fashion on Saturday as they competed in the Windstone 18-hole tournament and finished third.
The Warriors finished with 123 points to take third behind Northwest Whitfield (148) and Heritage (137). The tournament used the Stableford System for scoring in which players received one point for a double bogey, two for a bogey, three for a par, four for a birdie and five for an eagle.
Leading Gordon Central was by Jordan Hardin who scored 38 points. Also contributing for the Warriors were Isaac McEntyre with 35, Joshua Hardin with 27, Matthew Bryson with 22 and Zeb Reddix with 20.
Gordon Central visits Barnsley Gardens on Tuesday to face Adairsville along with the girls’ team. They will face off against Coosa and Pepperell on Wednesday at Stonebridge in Rome.
In other recent prep sports action:
Gordon Central boys 2, Armuchee 1
The Warriors rallied after surrendering an early goal to tie it before the half and then got a clutch goal late to earn a big region road win on Friday.
Gordon Central (4-3, 1-1 Region 7-AA) went down early in the contest with the Indians scoring in the first five minutes. But the Warriors’ defense regrouped and held Armuchee scoreless for the remainder of the game. Jonny Rivas tied the game up in the first half with a goal of a free kick from just outside the box to make it 1-1 at the break.
The two teams battled defensively in the second half before Rivas scored the game-winner with about seven minutes remaining off an assist from Sergio Hernandez. Rivas broke through the Armuchee defense off Hernandez’s pass and shot one off the post and in.
Gordon Central coach Matt Wiley said goalkeeper Brent Silvar was a big part of the win as well in goal with several incredible saves.
The Warriors are back home on Tuesday to host Dade County in a region contest.
Calhoun splits non-region doubleheader
The Jackets hosted Walton and Cedartown for a couple non-region games on Saturday and came away with a 1-1 mark.
Calhoun (6-2) fell to Walton 6-0 in the opening game of the day as they were held to just two hits. Carson Kemp led the way with two hits from the leadoff spot, and Parker McPherson and Ben King each drew walks in the contest. On the mound, Davis Allen went four innings and gave up two runs (both unearned) on two hits while striking out four. King pitched three innings of relief and gave up four runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out five.
The Jackets bounced back with an 11-1 win over Cedartown in their second game of the day as the offense pounded out nine hits. Leading the effort at the plate was King with two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Tripp Hoblitzell had two hits, a stolen base and two runs scored, McPherson added a hit and two RBIs, and Kemp, Mathew Williams and John Andrew Cash all had a hit and an RBI apiece. Allen added a double and a run scored.
Brett Potts went four innings on the mound to earn the win in Game 2 as he only allowed one hit and struck out eight. Ethan Crump came in to hurl one inning of relief and allowed one run on two hits.
The Jackets are back in action on March 13 when they host Ringgold at 5:55 p.m. in their region opener.