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.