(Griswold) Tri-Center racked up 434 rushing yards on their way to a 26-20 victory against Griswold on Friday night. The Trojan offense was led by Quarterback Britton Barrier (pictured) with four rushing touchdowns and 229 yards. Doug Hoke also had a big night for Tri-Center with 129 yards on just six carries.
Tri-Center scored first and led 7-0 after the first quarter, but Griswold used the passing game to get back into the game in the second quarter. Griswold quarterback Devin Bates lofted two TD passes late in the first half. The junior hooked up with Taylor Briles on a 62 yard score and then took the lead with an 11 yard touchdown pass to Jared Schoning.
Down 12-7 at the half, Tri-Center took control of the game in the third quarter. Barrier scored on runs from 70 yards, 3 yards, and 26 yards. At the end of the third quarter, Tri-Center let 26-12. In the fourth quarter, Griswold was able to get things back to a one possession game when Chase Jahnke scored on a two yard run. Jahnke's TD came with 5:16 left in the game.
Tri-Center took over three minutes off the clock on thier next possesion but then fumbled the ball away. With less than two minutes to go in the game Griswold had the ball back and had a shot to drive for the game tying score, but Barrier would intercept a pass from Bates and the Trojans eventually ran out the clock with a 26-2- win.
Tri-Center moves to 3-0 on the season and will play 3-0 St. Albert next week. Griswold is now 2-1 on the season and takes on Underwood in Week 4.
Click here for the postgame interview with Tri-Center coach John Tiarks