The Griffins crossed the state line and headed over into East Texas on Friday Night to take on the Center Roughriders on Friday Night. An historic output on offense carried the Griffins to a 71-42 victory on Friday Night.
It didn’t take long for the Griffins to get started after Cole Cory took the opening kickoff for 94 yards back for a touchdown. Defense held tight and the offense began to march down the field with the Thunder and Lightning tandem of John Lewis and Brian Banks. After a seemingly costly goal line fumble by Banks, Kaleb Carter recovered the ensuing play inside the endzone for a touchdown putting the Griffins up 2 scores.
After a John Lewis’ 1 yard score and another Punt block touchdown from Lincoln Hooper, the Griffins were cruising with a 28-0 1st Quarter lead. Center finally settled in on offense under electric Emonte Cross at QB and used his legs to get Center on the board with a score.
The Delafield to Falls connection added a touchdown pass in the first as the quarter ended with ND up a whopping 35-7.
Center was as athletic as a team could be as they used their similar quick scoring offense to strike twice in the Second, as Banks finally struck paydirt and the Griffins went into Halftime up big 43-21.
After half, the Griffins made some adjustments, and the running game took over the show as Senior John Lewis took carry after carry and scored 3 touchdowns in the second half with a back breaking 82 yard run in the 4th. Trysten Hopper joined in the fun and added a complementary TD of his own.
With the game out of reach and the reserves earning some much needed Varsity playing time, the Roughriders added two scored in the fourth, but it was too little too late with the Griffins taking their second consecutive win of the season 71-42.
Statistically it was one of the best rushing nights under the Dennis Dunn era as the Griffins rushed for 494 yards with John Lewis having 242 and 4 scores and Banks having 138 and a Touchdown.
The Griffins return home on Friday night for their last non district contest versus the Loyola College Prep Flyers.
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