The Grizzlies kicked off their football season against the Bullard Knights this past Friday and looked phenomenal with a 44-0 blowout win in honor of past Central football coach Justin Garza.
Central players coming out of the locker room at halftime. Many of the Grizzlies touching the Justin Garza Memorial on their way out. pic.twitter.com/5bJRreqWoi
— Tommy Tran (@TommyTranTV) August 26, 2017
With no time to waste against this tough Valley rival, Central quickly gained a 14 to 0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Refusing to stop there, their dominant offense racked up 23 points in the second quarter, taking a commanding 37 to 0 lead at the half.
This seemingly unstoppable offense was led by 3 star junior QB Trent Tompkins who threw for 4 touchdowns and 231 yards. Not only did the dual threat QB make plays by completing passes, he also ran for 112 yards on 7 carries for 1 touchdown.
Tompkins worked in tandem with explosive senior WR Jacob Torrez who had 2 touchdowns on 5 catches for 170 yards. Senior RB Diotry Brewer also delivered a solid game with 4 carries for 48 yards and 1 touchdown.
Touchdown Central! 17 yard pass Tompkins to Boyd. 37 seconds remaining in the 2nd quarter Central 37 – Bullard 0. pic.twitter.com/ldTuDIMfDp
— CHSAthletics (@grizzlyathletes) August 26, 2017
But the Central offense wasn’t the only thing on point. Their defense was clicking on all cylinders, holding the Knights to 0 points in a shutout game. Senior MLB Tre Walker made big contributions with 12 total tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and one forced fumble. Senior DL Marcus Washington also made an impact with 6 total tackles, 2 sacks, and one fumble recovery.
The 2017 Grizzlies look like they’re in mid-season form and this is just the beginning. On Friday, the Sunnyside Wildcats, who blew a 19 point lead last week against Clovis North will be facing the Grizzlies. They’ll clearly have a lot to handle from this team.