Back at home the Granger Lions found their groove and dispensed of the Frost Polar Bears in true Granger dominant fashion 39-13 Friday night.
Banged up a bit from last weeks road loss to Rio Vista the Lions looked to prove they were still a force to be reckoned with in 2A football.
The Lions jumped on the scoreboard first when QB Thomas Rhoades scampered 47 yards for the score, putting the Lions up 7-0 with 3:50 remaining in the opening quarter.
With the Lions backfield depleted from last week’s contest, the team relied mostly on their stars Rhoades and all-around athlete Johnny Ryder.
After the Polar Bears knotted things up Rhoades found paydirt once again this time from 5 yards out to give Granger a 14-7 lead heading into the break.
Once the second half began Rhoades picked up right where he left off, this time from 39 yards out to give the Lions a commanding 20-7 lead.
Frost wouldn’t go away; on their next offensive possession they burned the Lion secondary for a 48-yard score to climb back with one score 20-13.
That would be the last time the Polar Bears would find the endzone in the game.
It was then time for Ryder to turn on the jets as he found the end zone on a 60-yard touchdown run, regaining the advantage for Granger 27-13.
Granger came up big on special teams as well, taking a punt 65 yards to the endzone by DJ McClelland pushing Granger ahead 33-13.
Junior,Tranvunta Fisher would put the nail in the coffin from 6 yards out sealing the win for Granger, 39-13.
Rhoades finished the night 6/11 with 61 yards and led the team in rushing with 8 carries 150 yards and 3 scores. Tripp Wilkie led in defensive stats with 9 total tackles.
Next week the Lions will again be at home as they host the Somerville Yeguas.