Griffith to stay at Scott; Roberts going to CFL

By Ron Gregory

December 8, 2013

MADISON — Two breaking news stories with ties to Scott High School were sparking locker room discussions over the weekend at the Super Six in Wheeling.

First, long-time Skyhawk Head Football Coach Shane Griffith has decided to return to the Madison school for another year. Griffith had given serious consideration to calling the team’s unsuccessful 2013 his last. He is working on obtaining a principal’s certificate and indicated he might pursue an administrative career.

Griffith said he would abandon a change he made early in 2013 to move the team’s offensive orientation from rushing to passing. “That’s just not Scott football,” he said of the air game.

Griffith had promised to make a decision on his coaching future before the end-of-the-year holidays and he kept his pledge by making the announcement last Saturday.

In unrelated news, the Ottawa RedBlacks of the Canadian Football League have signed former Scott star Jordan Roberts to a contract. Roberts had previously been with the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL for brief tenure.

The 23-year-old starred in midget football with the Duval Raiders; went on to his Scott high school career where the won the Kennedy Award as the best player in the state; stood out for the University of Charleston after a brief stint with West Virginia University; and then was cut by Kansas City in the pre-2013 season.

More details concerning both stories will appear in this week’s “Ron’s Ramblings.”