North DeSoto 2020 Season

North DeSoto 2020 Season

That’s a wrap on the 2020 football season. To say it was a crazy season for the Griffins would be an understatement. It started with summer works being limited and not knowing if there would even be a season at all. Finally being able to have contact in practice and knowing there would be an 8 game season was good news for a Griffin football team that had a lot to prove and a lot of potential. The season started off to rough start, losing their first two games, after a game was canceled they took a game six hours away in Ocean Springs Mississippi, after another loss and being hit with injuries, the Griffins started the season 0-4. It looked like it would be a rough season, but the Griffins kept fighting no matter what their record showed. They finally got their first win against BTW. Just before the homecoming game, the Griffins found out that Northwood had to forfeit their first two games, which meant the 1-4 record was now 2-3, and they were 2-0 in district play. This flipped a switch for the Griffins and they started rolling. A huge homecoming win against Evangel and a defensive battle against Woodlawn secured a district championship for the Griffins. They closed out the season with a big win at home against Bastrop. They hosted a first round playoff game against Salmen. They advanced to the second round to take on Tioga in a huge battle. After going down 21-0, the Griffins almost pulled off the comeback to advance to the third round, but they fell just short 27-20. It was a great season. Some teams starting 0-4, would’ve given up, but the Griffins did the exact opposite. They put in more work, they never stopped fighting, they gave it their all. A lot of that came from the leadership of their seniors. With 15 seniors on the team, they made sure to leave their mark in their last year in a Griffin uniform.

#9 Kydre Clark made a huge impact. He was the leader out of the tunnel. He waved the flag and lead the Griffins onto the field before every game. His energy made an impact on and off field. He was always in the backfield making huge stops, whether it was sacking the quarterback or getting to the running back behind the line. If he got his hands on you then you weren’t getting past him. Kydre played a huge role on the Griffin defense.

#13 Alex Roberts did a little bit of everything for the Griffins. He started the year on defense. He made several big plays and big stops on defense. After the Ocean Springs game, they were down a ton of receivers, so he came over to offense. That was the type of player he was. Wherever he was needed he’d be there. Whatever put his team in the best position to win he would do it. His impact was just as big on offense as it was defense. He had several touchdowns including an amazing one-handed touchdown in the Tioga game that helped them almost complete the comeback. Alex always had a positive attitude and never gave up and it showed with his impact on the field.



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