High School Football Tour: Gordo (AL)

Gordo High School Green Wave (AL)

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GORDO, Alabama (WCBI Sports) - Gordo has a high school football program steeped in tradition. The Green Wave have been to the playoffs each of the past 15 years and have won a state championship in that span.

“Playoffs at Gordo is pretty much every year,” senior Jordan McCreckin said. “They expect us to make the playoffs every year.”

DIVISION 3A | REG | DIST
HEAD COACH: RYAN LOLLEY
Aug 29 Fayette Co home
Sept 5 Greene Co* home
Sept 12 Billingsley away
Sept 19 Greensboro* home
Sept 26 Sipsey Valley home
Oct 3 Am Christian Ac away
Oct 10 Aliceville* home
Oct 17 Lamar Co* away
Oct 24 Hale Co* away
Oct 30 Pickens Co away
*District games

“That’s what we do here,” Head coach Ryan Lolley said. “That’s something that you gotta do. It’s our goal to be in Auburn when that final game is played. We take that very seriously.”

Auburn is where the Alabama state title games will be held this season. Lolley, who’s in his second year as head coach but in his 12th year with the program, knows what another title would mean.

“It’s one of those things that I’ve never experience, that not that many people get to experience,” he said. “We feel like we put in the work to be able to reach that goal.”

“That’s all we talk about, going to Auburn,” senior fullback and linebacker Alijah Latham said. “We’ve set a high standard. That’s all they know here at Gordo is winning so we can’t disappoint.”

Gordo returns six offensive starters and seven on defense. One of those is two-way junior Ben Davis who has offers from seemingly everywhere, including the University of Alabama.

“I want to be able to play college ball one day. Right now I’m not really worried about that. I’m just trying to lead my team to the state championship so we can get these rings,” Davis said.

The Green Wave hopes their work ethic can take them all the way.

“We’ve got a good attitude. We work real hard,” senior center Call Dyer said.

“We didn’t have anything yesterday and I look and every skill guy we got is down there on the field practicing on their own,” Lolley said. “It says a lot about where they’re at and their dedication of what we’re trying to do.”

And it’s a matter of just getting a little bit farther for a team that’s a staple in the 3A postseason.

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