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S-GI JV football picks up first win

SPRINGVILLE—The JV Griffins picked up their first win of the season in thrilling fashion with a 38 - 36 road victory over Allegany-Limestone. The Griffins trailed by 20 points in the second half and battled all the way back to score the winning points on the final play of the game. AJ Slippy busted a 46 yard run on fourth and 11 to set up the Griffs deep in Gator territory on the winning drive. After two unsuccessful plays, Springville was faced with one final chance with less than two seconds on the clock. Nick Emmick received great pass protection and delivered the game tying strike to Slippy from 15 yards out as time expired to tie the score at 36-36. The Griffs then converted their two point conversion on a Slippy run to claim victory.

Springville piled up 369 yards rushing for a season high and was led by Emmick who ran for 121 yards and two scores. Emmick also added the aforementioned touchdown pass to Slippy and three two-point conversion completions. Slippy ran for 76 yards and a touchdown while Alex Eklins chipped in 79 yards on the ground.  Rhett Butzer ran for his first ever touchdown as a Griffin and Devin Hitchcock had his most productive game on the ground to help contribute to the comeback win.

Marc Meissner recovered a fumble and Tyler Scholes recovered a perfect onside kick by Anthony Shultz to help spark the Griffins during their rally. The Griffs were down 22-8 at the half and piled up 30 points in the second half for the win.


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