With the school year starting and high school football waiting to get underway, the kids got their chance to shine as the Atom and Pee Wee Gridders went on the road to open up their seasons with wins to start the 2012 campaign. With the Atom Gridders opening their season with a 52-48 win the Pee Wee Gridders managed to even top that with a 45-0 dominant showing over Grenfell.
The Pee Wee Gridders opened the game with a eleven and a half minute opening drive, that despite not finishing with a score, showed that they would be controlling the game. After that fruitless opening drive the floodgates opened for the Gridders as they rode five offensive touchdowns, and a defensive and punt return score to the 45-0 rout to open their season. The Pee Wee Gridders defense was also obviously outstanding in posting a shutout and a defensive touchdown, giving the Gridders a complete performance in all three facets of the game: offense, defense, and special teams.
Head coach Noel Budz was impressed with his teams effort, and said that the team is comprised of 28 very talented 11-13 year olds. Budz mentioned that the kids have been practicing hard four days a week since they began practice on August 8, which is showing early in the season with results like this one.
The Pee Wee and Atom Gridders next action is Sunday as they play hosts at Century Field., all spectators are welcome.