S-GI modified football gets back in the win column
The Griffs have not allowed a team to score more than 18 points, throughout four games. Johnny “B.G.” Domes led the rushing attack, with 3 touchdowns.
Austin Coon recovered a fumble early in the game and Domes capitalized on the turnover, with a 3-yard touchdown run that started the scoring for the Griffins. Domes then added an 80-yard touchdown, just before the first half expired for that game.
With a little more than a minute remaining in the game, Domes gave the Griffs a 19 – 18 lead on a 5-yard touchdown run and tacked on the extra point, to make the score 20 – 18.
“The offensive line did a great job on the final drive, opening up a huge hole, as well as great pass protection,” said Coach Ed Bates. “Mike Hannon played a great game on the line, along with Andrew Lazarus.”
With not much more than a minute to play, Alden got the ball back and the Griffs’ defense “really tightened up,” according to Bates, and Springville stopped the Bulldogs on downs, to secure the win.
Quarterback Jerry Weeks was the signal caller in this game and Bates said that “[Jerry] ran the offense exceptionally well, gaining some tough yards and completed some nice passes to Matt Evans.”
On defense, Connor O’Brian “played a great game at cornerback,” according to Bates. O’Brian recorded his third interception of the season and had three tackles ,for loss. On the defensive front, Lexus Pollard was a “force,” Bates said, and had four tackles.
“Austin Coon, Ryan Smith, Zack Heary and Dan Shepard all had great games on the line,” Bates said. “Zack made a heads-up play on fourth down, where he tackled the Alden punter for a loss [and] flipped the field for the Griffs.”
They hosted JFK on Oct. 24.