September 11, 2008

The stars come out in Weatherford

WEATHERFORD, Okla. - Every so often you see a performance you know you'll never forget, and beyond that a performance in a pivotal game that makes it legendary not only in a fan's eyes but in the annals of a history program like Clinton high school. That's just the type of show Delans Griffin put on for those who attended the Red Tornadoes win over long-time bitter rival Weatherford last Friday.

His 12 carries for 312 yards along with roughly 150-yards in kickoff returns, including a 99-yard return for touchdown, made him easily the state's top performer for the night. However, just moments after Griffin seemed to think he'd contributed nothing more than the team's third string quarterback.

"Yeah, I did pretty well. It was a good effort by everyone though," Griffin said.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound back from the Western Oklahoma powerhouse was talked about a lot as a sophomore but with a mixture of solid, if unspectacular, numbers and the reality that he went through some of the season injured and the only thing that was clear was the lack of clarity.

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