Malik Route has been leading the pack as far as wide receivers go for the No. 8 Griffin Bears. Through four games he's the team's leading pass catcher with close to 400 yards and five touchdowns. (Special Photo: Amy Binder)

Five Questions Feature with Griffin Bears wide receiver Malik Route

By Gabriel Stovall After spending his first three years in a Lovejoy Wildcats uniform, diminutive wideout Malik Route has been anything but small on the field for the Griffin Bears during his senior season.  Since beginning the season with just one college scholarship offer — that from Mercer during his 10th grade year — Route’s play

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Antonio Andrews

BREAKING: Griffin football names native son Antonio Andrews as new coach

By Gabriel Stovall GRIFFIN, Ga. — Spalding County’s most storied football program decided to tap into its own backyard to find its next head coach. The Griffin Bears named longtime assistant Antonio Andrews as the school’s new head coach Tuesday night, after a recommendation by Griffin High Principal Darrell Evans, and a unanimous vote

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Jarrett Laws was dismissed Friday as Griffin's head football coach after just two seasons with the program. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

GABRIEL STOVALL: Griffin football fans would do well to settle down and let Jarrett Laws coach

    RIVERDALE, Ga. — Griffin Bears coach Jarrett Laws is the kind of guy who wears his emotions on his sleeves. This isn’t a journalistic observation, either. He admitted as much Friday while recapping his team’s performance in a season-saving 27-0 win at Riverdale. And he did it while soaking wet. The shutout win

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Ryan Cochran returns a fumble 95 yards for a touchdown in Griffin's 2013 state championship win over Carrollton. (PHOTO: Kyle Chambers Photography)

SCBuzz FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Griffin’s Ryan Cochran ‘bleeds green and gold’ | VIDEO

  By Gabriel Stovall GRIFFIN, Ga. — Over the last four years, people have learned that at 5 p.m. on a football Friday night, it’s best to get out of Ryan Cochran’s way. That’s when the former Griffin linebacker would flip the switch, so to speak, from being a fairly even keeled, mild mannered

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