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End of the line for Statesboro
Griffin eliminates Blue Devils
Statesboro running back Zach Grant cuts upfield against Griffin in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs on Friday in Griffin. - photo by KYLE CHAMBERS/Special to the Herald
GRIFFIN — Nothing much went right for Statesboro and its football season came to a screeching halt as Griffin stormed past the Blue Devils for a 42-7 win Friday night in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. The Bears (12-0) entered the matchup averaging 44.1 points per game and allowing just 8.2. It was business as usual for Griffin, which outgained Statesboro 453-176 and hardly had to break a sweat over the final two quarters after building a 28-0 halftime lead. “We knew that Griffin was a good team just from watching the tape,” SHS coach Steve Pennington said.