The message to Glenn early in the third quarter was simple: do what you do best.
The Grizzlies took it and ran.
Glenn scored four touchdowns between the third and fourth quarter to come from behind and beat East View 35-32 and remain unbeaten in District 13-5A Division II Friday night.
"We didn't need any motivation, that stuff is only in the movies," Glenn head coach Rob Schoenfeld said. We only needed to calm down and do what we do. I'm so proud of these guys and the way they believe in themselves."
Quarterback Drew McGuire threw three second-half touchdowns, wide receiver Sam Martin hauled in a pair of scores, and the Glenn defense held tight down the stretch to earn the win.
McGuire finished the game 12-of-14 for 182 yards and three touchdowns and both of Martin's receptions were touchdowns.
The Grizzlies' rushing attack as led by Julian Morris with 123 yards and a touchdown, while Lamont Slade chipped in with 41 yards and a touchdown. Glenn's do-it-all offensive weapon Khorin Thompson caught five passes for 11 yards and rushed for 37 yards on eight attempts.
"They just didn't stop playing, and that's a great testament to the character that they bring to our program each and every day," Schoenfeld said.
East View running back Zion Hester (33 rushes, 176 yards, two touchdowns) rushed for a ten-yard touchdown on the Patriots' second drive of the game. The Grizzlies then recovered a fumble and Morris scored on a 5-yard burst to tie the game.
"Morris ran like a man possessed at times, and that was huge," Schoenfeld said.
Hester scored again and the Patriots added a 33-yard field goal before halftime and East View quarterback Jackson Coulson and receiver Carlos Ochoa connected on a 15-yard field goal early in the third quarter.
The Grizzlies began the comeback with two touchdowns in a five-minute span in the third quarter and Thomson and Slade found the end zone them in the fourth quarter. East View scored and got a 2-point conversion late in the game, but it was too little too late.
Glenn travels to Marble Falls to take on the 2-4 Mustangs next week.
"Not only did the defense save our bacon and hold on so we can potentially strike, once we did get those two passing scores (in the third quarter), they fed off of that," Schoenfeld said. "At the end of the day, we're all wearing that orange jersey, and bleeding and sweating together. They all fed off each other tonight, no doubt."
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