Jonas Pippitts one yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter lifted the Blazer ‘A’ freshman football team to a 30-28 win in the season opener against Blue Valley, Sept. 3rd.
The ‘B’ team battled til the end but dropped a 22-12 decision to the Tigers.
In the ‘A’ game, GEHS took an 8-0 lead just two plays in the game with a long touchdown run by Hunter Skeens.
Second quarter scoring came on a 35 yard strike from quarterback Griffin Johns to Zach Bass. The score was set up by a Jared Highfill’s interception.
GEHS’ 16-12 halftime lead quickly evaporated as the Tigers scored on a long 3rd quarter touchdown run go up 20-16. Back came the Blazers with a Skeens 2nd touchdown of the game to go up 22-20.
The Tigers answered early in the 4th quarter to take a 28-22 lead. Pippitts one yard touchdown culminated a long drive and gave GEHS the two points win.
Blue Valley had several chances in the closing two minutes but Highfill’s second interception closed the Tigers for the game.
“Both teams played well and big things are expected from this young group of Blazers” said coach Ryan Plankenhorn.