The Grizzly Den was not a pleasant place to be for the Sequoyah Chiefs in this intense annual rivalry. Although the first quarter was a battle of the defenses, the Grizzlies quickly scored on QB Hayden Hall’s (6) 3 yard pass to RB Will Kirby (26) to go up 7-0. The Chiefs immediately responded
with a 50+ yard run by Stewart Glassic to score six. The extra point was no good and the score of 7-6 Grizzlies carried the contest to halftime.
With about 6 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Creekview was on the move again. From just outside the red zone, RB Chandler Wold (18) went 20 yards to score the TD. Kicker Connor Frasier (36) put up the extra point for a 14-6 Grizzly advantage. He eventually went three for three on the
A huge Hayden Hall pass to WR Hunter Udall (21) set up the keeper for Hall on the next play and six more on the board. Connor Frasier, once again pushed through the extra point to make it 21-6.
The majority of the 4th quarter continued the defensive battle, with the ball changing hands frequently. With just outside of two minutes on the clock, however, the Chiefs had almost completed a big drive that had them on the 1 yard line of Creekview. The defense began an incredible goal line stand that cost the Chief’s a loss of yardage on tackles from DL Chris Mata (57), LB Connor Dulmage (5) and DT Joseph Sorrentino (38). Any thoughts of a touchdown and an onside kick to tie up the game, were put to bed by a Joseph Sorrentino fumble recovery just inside the 10 on the next play. Hayden Hall ran out the remaining time on the clock, which ended the game with Creekview victorious.
Even though this game was dominated by defense, there was plenty of offensive excitement. Connor Dulmage, Will Kirby, RB Isaiah Rodgers (27) and Chandler Wold all had success with the run. In addition to the deep threat in the passing game with Hunter Udall, Dulmage, Kirby and Wold all shared in the air assault as well.
The Grizzlies improve to 4-1.
Creekview travels to Northview High School next Friday