Athlete Of The Week: KeAon Griffin
Our Athlete Of The Week Is KeAon Griffin
Victoria, Texas — Five touchdowns from one player. In the Flyers latest win over Cypress Christian, KeAon Griffin found the endzone three times on the ground, threw for another, and returned a pick 64-yards for a score.
Said head coach Bryan Jones, “Of course, as a coach my OC will tell you it makes his play calling a little bit easier. But it gives the O-line more confidence, and it gives all the kids a boost of confidence. Knowing that if they block everything up or they just get in the way sometimes and just give him an opportunity then he can make something happen.”
That, part of a remarkable 295-yard game for the senior running back, in what’s been quite a special season. 1100 yards, 14 touchdowns, and a first round playoff game coming Friday night.
Said Griffin, “We’re really excited. Hopefully we can beat this team and go onto the next. We’ve got a goal right now and the goal is to go to state and win. We can’t go to State if we can’t get past this team this Friday.”
According to Jones, that single-minded focus is the result of what’s been a year of maturation for the tailback. On the field, in the classroom, and as one of the team’s senior voices.
“He’s grown up a lot. He’s learned how to commit himself to the classroom as well as to athletics. He’s learned how to be a better teammate. He’s great in the locker room, the kids love O having him around. He’s grown leaps and bounds since last year. “
Averaging nearly 13 yards per tote and 160 a game, Griffin will be a major factor in whether this Flyers team can reach his big time goal. Sean Coffey, Newscenter 25 Sports
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