After senior quarterback Pate Broussard went down with an injury, Griffin stepped up big time and helped lead the Gents to a quarterfinal appearance with a win against Livonia. Griffin accounted for five total touchdowns in the playoffs performance and ran for 256 yards on 24 carries.
Griffin might have had help in a dominant performance from his offensive line, but Crowley coach Josh Fontenot said at times it looked like Griffin had a look in his eye where Fontenot knew he wouldn’t be tackled.
“That was probably the best game our offensive line played this season,” Fontenot said. “So rather than having to make three or four people miss, it was only one person. And that’s a matchup that we like.”
Griffin was a member of the Preseason All-Acadiana team as well as last season’s All-Acadiana football team. He has run for 1,498 yards and 33 touchdowns this season, while chipping in 229 yards and three touchdowns in the receiving game.
With Broussard out, Griffin will have to shoulder more of the offensive load for the Gents in their quarterfinal game against Franklinton as Crowley looks to keep its season alive.
Griffin has played both linebacker and running back for Crowley throughout the season, helping to solidify the Gents’ defense. The senior is being recruited for both positions by college teams, but seemingly doesn’t have the type of interest from college programs as a player of his caliber deserves.
Fontenot has tried to balance Griffin’s time on offense and defense effectively this season, as the running back has excelled at linebacker as well with his combination of size and speed.