Gordo has always been a place where football can flourish. Gordo’s football culture began in earnest in 1920, when Gordo fielded its first team, only 22 years after the city itself was established. In 1968, the Green Wave beat St. Jude for the Alabama 2A state championship, cementing its place in Alabama football history. The Green Wave has won three more championships since then, with their last coming in 2001. Overall, the team has fielded four state champions, 12 regional champions, 139 all-state players and a 494-307-27 record.