The Bears (3-0, 1-0) burst out of the starting gates as Buck Hancock took the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and Wantavious Washington punctuated the game with a 97-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds remaining in the contest.
Hancock scored two more times for Griffin, including a 20-yard touchdown on Griffin’s first play from scrimmage and a 10-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Ola (1-2, 0-1) showed signs of life late in the first quarter when Jamaal Edmonds scored on a 32-yard run but that would be the Mustangs’ only touchdown of the game.
The Bears took a 20-7 lead at the 8:39 mark of the second quarter thanks to Hancock’s third score of the night. Griffin extended its lead to 27-7 with 5:29 remaining in the half thanks to a 70-yard run by quarterback Marcus Waller.
The Bears scored on two more big plays in the third quarter — a 49-yard run by D.J. Morgan and a 44-yard run by Denarius Appling.
While Griffin’s offense was in high gear all night, the defensive unit had a solid outing as well.
On Ola’s first drive, Griffin’s Xavier Clark recovered a fumble at about midfield and returned it to the 20-yard line. Hancock scored on the next play to put Griffin up 13-0.
Ola’s frustrations continued on its next drive as Corey Moore intercepted a Darryl Dickey pass.
Griffin picked off another pass late in the third quarter with Chandler Worthy coming up with the interception.
Griffin gets back into action next Friday in a home game against Mt. Zion. The game will be television on CSS.
“Anytime you get a region win it’s big,” Griffin head coach Steve DeVoursney said. “We’ve got to get ready and get a lot better next week (against Mt. Zion) if we want to win.”