Griffin’s adjustments lead to win

by Jan Adams

The North DeSoto Griffins hosted a full stadium of fans, Friday night, September 9th. The Griffins welcomed the Center, TX Roughriders to, “the boot!” The game featured a shootout between two high powered offenses.

The ND Griffins and the Roughriders went back and forth scoring. After halftime the Griffins made some adjustments, that ultimately was the ND defense stepping up to stop the Roughrider offense.

Highlights, of the game, for the Griffins:
Running back Trysten Hopper rolled up 178 yards and five touchdowns as the Griffins rallied from a 38-29 deficit entering the fourth-quarter to collect the first victory of the Griffins’ season.

Hopper’s mate in the backfield, Kenny Thomas, gathered a total of 206 yards and a touchdown.
“The team showed amazing character and resilience,” Griffins head coach Dennis Dunn said. “It was a season-making kind of tenacity. They never doubted for four quarters — unbelievable.”

North DeSoto (1-1) travels to Messmer Stadium to play Loyola in Week 3.