WATCH: Winfield Seals Win For The Jags With 71-Yard Rush
The Northridge Jaguars and senior quarterback Whitt Winfield stunned the 2020 4A state runner-up Gordo Green Wave to keep their season perfect at 6-0.
Gordo's senior quarterback, Tanner Bailey, shook off the first half jitters and drove the Green Wave offense down the field twice to take a 21-16 lead.
Late in the fourth quarter, Northridge head coach Mike Vickery drew up a designed run play for Winfield which led to a 71-yard rushing touchdown for the senior.
"I really closed my eyes and took off running," said Winfield.
"I look up and saw nothing but green grass. Saw a guy behind me and I just patted him on the back and took off."
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On the opposite sideline was Bailey, a highly-touted, four-star Oregon commit with offers from Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia.
"I knew I had something to prove," said Winfield on the QB matchup. "I'm here to prove to anyone out here watching that I can compete with anyone in the city and the state."
Gordo now moves on to 4-2 after its second one-score loss of the season. The first loss of the 2021 season also came on the road after a 14-12 defensive showdown at Northside.
The Jaguars are playing its final four games of the 2021 season on the road and will have to see Hillcrest (3-2) and Hueytown (5-1) before a run in the playoffs.
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