Wontavious Washington scored four touchdowns and No. 3-state ranked Griffin High played outstanding defense to lead the Bears to a 37-7 victory over the Alcovy Tigers Friday night in Region 3-AAAA action at Memorial Stadium.
Griffin, playing in its homecoming game, improves to 5-0 overall, 2-0 in subregion A.
The visiting Tigers (0-5, 0-2) were stymied through the first half, punting on their first four possessions and falling behind 22-0 at the half as Washington ran for scores of 25, 2, and 4 yards. The visiting Tigers didn’t give up, however. Tigers running back Tre Sorrells torched the Bears defense for 142 yards on 25 carries and quarterback Cornell White led a scoring drive after a Tyler Hamm interception, a 55-yard TD pass to Vadarrius Brown with 6:26 left in the third quarter, for the Tigers’ only score of the game.
Washington, a senior, amassed his 5th straight 100-yard game, rushing for 141 yards on 14 carries in three quarters. He has rushed for 630 yards and scored 9 TDs on the season.
“I felt good today and I am glad we started scoring early in the game tonight,” Washington said. “I was ready to play this game and the O-line did a great job as well.”
Washington scored his final TD, a 3-yard scamper, with 10:30 left in the third for a 30-7 Griffin lead. Junior Lathaddeus Sands scored a 3-yard TD with 2:39 remaining for the final 37-7 margin.
Chandler Worthy blocked a punt for Griffin to help the Bears win. Griffin hits the road next week, taking on Woodland-Stockbridge Friday at 7:30 p.m.