The Gridley Titans Midget football squad arrived in Palo Cedro last Saturday to battle the Foothill Jr Cougars. Gridley grinded out a win with the final score of 36 – 26. Titans went in at half time down by 4 points, Titans 14 and Cougars 18. Titans defense held the game at a steady pace only allowing the Cougars to score one touchdown plus a two point conversion in the second half. Titans offense was on a charging streak and scored two more touchdowns to put Titans ahead with 2 minutes and 31 seconds in the 4th quarter. The score at that point was Titans 28 Cougars 26. Titans turned the ball over on downs allowing the Cougars to attack from their 40-yard line. Titans defense once again held the Cougars at the 40-yard line with 4th down coming up. With only 22 seconds left of the game Cougars quarterback threw a long pass that Titans #11 Ryan Smith intercepted and took it to the house for an 82-yard pick 6 securing the Titans victory!
This is the Titans Midgets second win, beating Pleasant Valley Vikings Saturday, August 26th in Gridley, Titans 10 Vikings 6. Titans scored first with a safety then both teams went on to scoring touchdowns in the first quarter. The rest of the game was a defensive battle where neither team scored the remainder of the game.
Come out and watch a great day of football as the Gridley Titans take on the Chico Jr Panthers at Pleasant Valley High School Saturday. Games start at 8:30 a.m., and the Gridley Titan Titans Midget squad debuts at 4 p.m. You won’t want to miss it!