COOPERSTOWN (NewsDakota.com) Griggs Barnes County was in action again on Friday night (August 31st) in Cooperstown against the Carrington Cardinals. It was a battle of AA teams, Carrington came out on top 28-20. Carrington goes to 1-0 on the season, the Titans fall to 0-2.
The Cardinals drew first blood, when running back Casey Murphy ran it in for a 20 yard touchdown with 7:36 remaining in the first quarter. Then not quite 2 minutes later, Murphy ran it up the middle for a 10 yard touchdown run. The extra point was no good, making it 13-0 Carrington.
The Titans weren’t going to roll over and die, they came storming back, scoring 2 touchdowns of their own. Right at the start of the second quarter, Timmy Erker passed to Jacoby Kramlich for a 20 yard touchdown pass. Then at the 8:14 mark in the second, running back Wyatt Steckler does what he does best, taking it 70 yards for a touchdown, that made it 14-13 Titans at the half.
With just over three minutes played in the third, Quarterback Cole Hendrickson connected with Austin Johnson for a 20 yard touchdown pass, the Cardinals went for the 2 point conversion making it 21-14 Carrington.
Then in the fourth, Defensive End Trevor Anderson of the Titans caught a deflected pass and ran it into the end zone, the extra point was no good making it 21-20.
The final score of the game came with 4:10 remaining in the game, when Casey Murphy of the Cardinals got his 3rd touchdown of the game, making it 28-20.
Wyatt Steckler of GBC was hurt in the fourth quarter, he had to be helped off the field, no further updates at this time.
Next up for Carrington is Dickinson Trinity on September 7th in Carrington. That game can be heard on AM 1600 KDAK at 7pm.
Next up for the GBC Titans, is Central Cass in Casselton on September 7th. That game can be heard on FM 103.1 The Raven at 7pm.
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