The Granger Lions entered homecoming with one objective in mind, win and win big. Granger took control of the game, and just like their numerous big runs in the game, flew by the Milano Eagles Friday night’s 43-13 homecoming win.
Granger got on the board first with, 9:12 remaining in the first quarter on a bomb pass from Thomas Rhoades to Johnny Ryder. The 2 point try by the Lions was successful and Granger was in control 8-0.
The Lions next score of the game came from the special team’s side of the ball when a blocked field goal attempt was taken 85-yards to the house with 4:45 remaining in the opening quarter putting the Lions up 14-0.
Things looked as though it might get a little competitive when the Eagles countered with a score with 2:08 remaining in the opening frame, cutting the Lions lead in half at 14-7, but that was just a mirage.
50 seconds into the second quarter the Lions found paydirt once again. They added another successful 2-point try to pull ahead 22-7.
The Lions weren’t done with the first half as they tacked on 8 more at the 5:55 mark of the second quarter charging ahead 30-7.
The scoring for the Lions continued in the second half as they again pushed across the goal line with 8:40 remaining in the third quarter, cementing the game at 37-7.
Just for good measure Granger found paydirt one final time with 2:59 remaining in the third quarter on a long scamper down the right sideline by Rhoades.
The Eagles would tack on six more at the 6:20 mark in the fourth, however, the game was already far out of reach.
The win moves the Lions record to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in district play. Next week Granger will be on the road to take on the Iola Bulldogs.