Adairsville, a 38-35 winner, compiled Friday the type of game its head coach has wanted for the entirety of the season.
After allowing its offense to do the bulk of the damage for the first half of the season, the Tigers’ defense flexed its claws in the second half against Gordon Central, and the special teams contributed in the way of a Dakota Hines 37-yard field goal in the first quarter as well as Hiram Velez’s 80-plus return yards, which included a 37-yard return to put Adairsville in good field position en route to its third score of the first half.
“Our offense has really carried us first half of this season, but the thing we wanted to put together was a total game by our offense, by our defense, by our kicking game,” coach Jim Kremer said after his team shut out the Warriors’ offense in the second half, with Gordon Central getting its lone points on a defensive touchdown. “And I think if we do that — and get away from these 5, 6 minutes of just complete destruction — I think we can have a very good football team.”
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