Loyalton Grizzly Football went on the road to play the Greenville Indians in a traditional league matchup last saturday. With he weather alternating between springtime mountain snow flurries and patches of sunshine your grizzlies came out of a long winters hibernation to defeat Greenville 30-0.
The shutout win, made possible by a stifling defense was also punctuated by a number of splash plays on offense. The Loyalton faithful that were allowed to attend enjoyed the day accompanied by the Cheer Squad coached by Sheri Jackowiak.
The game started with Loyalton deferring the toss and starting off on defense. The Grizzlies caused a sack and a fumble on the first series. That along with a nice punt return gave the offense favorable field position, which they used to score on their opening drive. The drive was capped by a touchdown pass from Quarterback Lathan Ryan, to James Durney.
Ryan, a savvy veteran coach on the field, finished the game 7 of 14 with two touchdowns and an interception. James Durney threw two TD passes on reverses for 145 yards. One of which was a 70 yarder to his brother Lucas. Chance added 6 receptions for 52 yards to the passing game while Johnny Gould added a TD catch to the days’ fun.
The defensive effort was anchored by Mason Williams who spent the day wreaking havoc all day in a performance that included forcing numerous fumbles while getting a sack, a TFL and several QB pressures all while drawing double and triple teams. Other highlights include Lucas Durneys interception, Johnny Goulds 8 solo tackles and Sophomore Drew Jordans’ 3 Sacks.
A big thanks to all the Football Boosters and everybody who has helped with the program since we started back up!