A healthy Griffin earns first-team all-Northwest District honors

Finally on the football field for the first time in nearly two years, St. Paul senior running back Michael Griffin didn't disappoint
Mark Hazelwood
Nov 16, 2012

Two injury-riddled seasons in 2010 and 2011 didn't allow Griffin a chance to shine, but staying on the field for nine games in 2012 proved to be a successful campaign, with Griffin running for 1,516 yards and 18 touchdowns for St. Paul (7-3).

Thursday night, Griffin was named first team All-Northwest district at a very deep running back position that included 10 backs with 15 touchdowns or more.

In Division IV, Oak Harbor senior linebacker Cobi Brough was a first team selection.

Brough finished with 79 tackles for the Rockets (7-3).

In Division II, the lone first team selection came at kicker for Norwalk senior Michael Finch.

Finch converted 37 PATs and five field goals this season for the Truckers (7-3), and owns program records for extra points in a season (37), career (59) and field goals in a career (12).

In Division V, Western Reserve senior running back Theron Martz did his part in filling the void of all-everything back Blake Buckhannon in 2012, earning first team Northwest district honors Thursday.

Martz ran 1,074 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Roughriders (8-2) en route to a co-FC title and a playoff appearance.

Read more in Friday’s Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector.