Cache fights back, seals 2nd in district
Faron Griffin doesn’t always say a great deal to his team but when he speaks they listen, especially when they are on the road and trailing 10-7 to a good Clinton team.
“It was pretty simple, I just told the line that we needed to take over the line of scrimmage,” the Cache coach said. “I told them we had a chance to make a statement about our program going into the playoffs.”
And did that group respond, opening gaping holes in the Clinton defense to put together two late touchdown drives and send the Bulldogs to a 28-16 victory over the Red Tornadoes and into the Class 4A playoffs as the runner-up in rugged District 4A-1.
The big comeback gives the Bulldogs the opportunity to host a first-round playoff game next week and show off the team, the facility and the large fan base.
“This was a statement for our program, especially our off-season work where so many of these kids made such great improvement,” Griffin said. “I thought we just took over and blocked like we’re capable of doing when this bunch gets going.”
It wasn’t just the line, the receivers and backs also blocked well for each other.