WE CAN STRIKE QUICK, TOO: Griffin Christian’s Anthony Lewis can also break off a quick TD run, if you give him an inch of space. During the Crusaders’ 35-7 win over Fullington Academy, the speedy senior back broke off an 80-yard touchdown run during the second play of a second-quarter possession. And during the next possession, Lewis ran for his career-high 85-yard TD on the first play.
HOMECOMING: Former Griffin High Bears baseball and football player Telvin Nash was at Memorial Stadium last Friday checking out his high school play Jones County. Nash, who’s currently in the Houston Astros farm system, said he’s in town for a short period of time before heading to the International League.
EUPHORIA: Skipstone quarterback Stephen Eure says he still was in shock with the way the Warriors won their first-ever game two weeks ago. Eure said after he scored the game-winning 2-pt. conversion run, he only remembers two things: Apologizing to one of the Lafayette Christian players and being bear-hugged by his brother when the fans rushed the field.
“My brother said to me that when he grabbed me, I was apologizing to one of the Lafayette guys,” Eure said. “I believe I stepped on his hand or something, so after I scored I had to say sorry for hurting him. My brother cracked up about that.”
THE NEXT LEVEL: Griffin senior tight end Ty Turner has verbally committed to play football at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Turner said he chose USF because he liked the academics and the atmosphere, especially the coaching staff and the players on campus.
“The coaching staff reminds me of my coaches here at Griffin — it felt like home,” Turner said. “They also said I’ll probably be able to start as a true freshman.”
GOOD START, BAD START:
Wonta Washington of the Griffin Bears has now rushed for 100-plus yards in four straight games, a very nice start for a running back who wasn’t listed on any preseason all-region or all-state teams in Class AAAA.
Last Friday, Washington had 16 carries for 116 yards and scored his fifth rushing TD of the season in the second quarter, but he also fumbled three times, losing one of them.
“We’ve got to work on protecting the ball more,” said Washington’s teammate Aaron Mathis after the game. “We’ll do it in practice for sure.”