The Centerpoint Knights and the Gurdon Go Devils went head to head this past Friday in a game that ended up winning in favor of the Gurdon Go Devils. After a scoreless 1st quarter, Centerpoint made it to Gurdon’s 19-yard line before starting quarterback, Owen Bright was sacked on a 4th and 9 play to turn it over on downs.
After a field goal by Gurdon’s Jose Chacon to break a scoreless tie late in the second quarter, a fumble by Eric Valdez who was playing quarterback for an injured Owen Bright and appeared to be trying to pass the ball to avoid being sacked was ruled a fumble by officials and was recovered and returned for a touchdown by the Gurdon defense. The two teams were tied at zero for most of first half, and then Gurdon went to halftime with a 10-0 lead.
The Go-Devils took advantage of another miscue by the Knight offense, recovering a fumble and needing only 14 yards to score their first offensive touchdown of the game and would give then a 17-0 lead heading into 4th quarter.
Centerpoint would answer early in fourth quarter on a 1-yard scoring run by Eric Valdez. The touchdown was a first for senior Eric Valdez career and would quickly be answered by Gurdon as KJ Tidwell would score on a run of 6 yards to push the lead back 17 as Gurdon made it 24-7.
A final turnover of the game by the Knights would lead to another touchdown by Gurdon pretty much ending any hopes of a Centerpoint comeback. Valdez would add a late 19-yard scoring run to the Knights tally, bringing final score to 31-14 and an impressive and well-deserved win for a Gurdon team who had lost 3 straight games after a 2-0 start to the season. Gurdon now 1-2 in conference play as are the Knights, who have put themselves back into position to contend for a playoff spot. Knights will try to rebound from the loss next week at home versus Haskell.
Tune into 98.9 FM and 670 AM this Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm for the Coaches Show with Host Bob DelGiorno and Head Football Coach Carrey Rogers. If you are unable to make it to Friday’s home game, you can also tune into our stations as well as stream through our website for play by play action from announcers David Tidwell and Chris Lindsey.