MHS Featured Football Player of the Week: Senior Quarterback, Griffin Green

Griffin Green is a 6’1″ 175-pound senior quarterback. While he was not named

#6 Griffin Green throws a pass to #7 Nishon Neal last Friday night against Firth. Green was named this week's MHS Featured Football Player of the Week.

#6 Griffin Green throws a pass to #7 Nishon Neal last Friday night against Firth. Green was named this week’s MHS Featured Football Player of the Week.

as one of the captains of this year’s team, Griffin is one of the vocal leaders both on and off the field for the Dragons. Green, along with his senior teammates, organized conditioning, lifting, and throwing over the summer, which has helped them prepare for this season also. Griffin also plays baseball and basketball for MHS and work at KJ’s in his spare time.

While the running game was on point for wins over Marsh Valley and Ririe, 
Green got the passing game going in a tough homecoming loss against Firth. Griffin threw for 228 yards and 2 touchdowns and one interception. Head coach Coda Tchida was proud of Griffin and how he stepped up last Friday. He said, “Griffin threw the ball really well, which was pretty much the whole game. Firth did a great job stopping our run game so a lot of pressure was put on Griffin and the passing game, and he stepped up and performed well.”Green also explained why the passing attack is vital if the Dragons are to continue winning football games. He said, “We have yet to have a game where we have both ran and passed the ball well. We need to have both in order to succeed. The passing game opens up our running lanes and is really important if we want to get more wins this season. Our players know we have the talent at every position and we hope to get back on the right track when we travel to Bear Lake Friday.”

Griffin continued by talking about the time he and his receivers and running backs put in this offseason to ensure they were on the same page for the tough slate of games in the 2013 season. “Over the summer, a bunch of us got together and ran routes and conditioned together. This allowed us to be on the same page and get our timing down and has helped us through the first three games this year,” he said. He continued, “I can’t wait to get back out on the field with my teammates Friday and to get back on track and get a win in Bear Lake.”

Green and the Dragons will be in action again Friday night when they travel to Bear Lake to take on yet another tough 3A school. Kickoff for Friday night’s contest is set for 7:00 p.m.

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