Gordo Horn is making a name for himself in the postseason for Madison Central (16-0-1) boys soccer.

The freshman has been a solid contributor all season, but in the first two games of the 28th District Tournament he has scored half of the Indians’ goals.

And his speed helped to net two very important shots Thursday against cross-town rival Model (5-10-2) at Madison Southern.

After being down 1-0 at the break, Central began to play like the eighth-best team in the state for a 4-1 win to advance to the finals at 8 p.m. on Saturday against Berea.

“Coach told us at half to step it up and I did what he said,” Horn said. “Everything started with my teammates. They worked it around and got it to me. They helped me out.”

For a while it looked like the difference in the game would be a penalty kick scored with 22:33 left in the first half.

The Patriots Kevin Haun was pulled down by Central keeper Hayden Short in the box as the two scrambled for a loose ball.

Evan Jones took the shot and netted the ball for a 1-0 advantage that stood until 2:47 into the second half.

That’s when Horn got free for his first one-on-one with Kevin Knezevich and a tie game.

Just more than two minutes later Horn again found himself behind the defense with the ball and netted the winning goal.

“Model came out ready and we didn’t,” Indian coach Jeremiah Duerson said. “We showed passion in the second half and it was a good comeback.”

And while Horn would not score again he was involved in getting Central it’s two insurance goals.

At almost the same point as the penalty kick for Model in the first half, the Indians got one in the second.

With 22:30 left in the game Horn was fouled at the top of the box and Ryan Blake stepped up to hit the shot for a 3-1 lead.

And with 1:14 remaining the freshman got free, but Knezevich was able to block his shot. However, the ball rolled toward the middle of the goal and Nathan Blum ran on to finish it.

“They were finally able to hit that fast kid with two good passes and he put them away,” Patriot coach Steve Savage said about Horn’s two goals. “And they were in better shape than we were and had more subs, which made a difference. We just started to get tired.”

Central and Berea are set for a re-match of a game earlier this season the Indians won 2-0 in Richmond.

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