Gators Clinch Second-Straight District Championship

By: James Brandenburg Email
By: James Brandenburg Email

It took Greenwood's football program 18 seasons to win its first district championship. Now the Gators can claim back-to-back crowns.

Dee Anderson rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns as Greenwood (5-2, 3-0 Class 6A District 2) clinched its second-straight district title with a 35-9 win over Nelson County.

The Gators outscored the Cardinals 28-2 in the second half, an outburst that started on defense. With a little more than seven minutes left in the third quarter, Michael Madison sacked Nelson County's Jordan Keene and forced a fumble that Matt Smith returned for a touchdown. Later in the period, Hunter Thompson rumbled 43 yards for a score to break the game open.

Logan Pemberton's 1-yard sneak for touchdown and Anderson's 24-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter capped the scoring for Greenwood. Thompson finished with eight carries for 93 yards.

The Cardinals (3-4, 1-3) were led by Quentin Brooks' 160 rushing yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. His 67-yard scoring run in the second quarter tied the game at 7 before Greenwood's four unanswered touchdowns in the second half.

Next week, Greenwood plays host to crosstown rival Warren Central while Nelson County, who has wrapped up district play, hosts South Oldham.


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