The second meeting of the High Country Grizzlies (3-5) and the Columbus Lions (6-3) ended with a 56-41 victory for the Lions in the final home game of the season for the Grizzlies.
Offensively, the Grizzlies had a total of 53 yards over the course of 14 rushing attempts. Paired with the 219 yards over the course of 18 completions on 33 attempts, makes for a total of 272 offensive yards for the High Country. On the defensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies forced three fumbles for a total loss of one yard for the Lions. Key players for the Grizzlies were Undra Hendrix, Michael Johnson, Malachi Jones, Alex Coleman and Daron Clark. Hendrix had a total of 37 rushing yards with Johnson coming up behind him with 11 rushing yards. Jones had a total of 7 receiving yards for the High
Country with both Coleman and Clark having a total of 4 yards each for the Grizzlies. Wide Receiver, Mackenzie Williams, had an intense encounter during the game being taken off the field and to Watauga Medical Center for evaluation. Williams says, "Last game was very difficult for the team to focus with the serious injury I suffered but even with that we still battled back and made it a close game. I am feeling great and listening to
the doctors and following their directions, I will be back on the field in no time". He is recovering well and wants to thank all of the fans for their amazing support and concern for him during this time.
The Grizzlies will be back in the den again tomorrow night against the Columbus Lions (5-3). Kick off is set for 7 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. for spectators.
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