Grigsby puts up big numbers to start 2011

Omaha North wide receiver/defensive back Terry Grigsby doesn't have any offers to this point. If he continues having games like he did on Thursday night, it won't be long. Come inside as the senior talked with Big Red Report about his performance on Thursday night.

Taking on Millard West, currently ranked 6th in Class A, Grigsby exploded for eight receptions, 160 yards, and two touchdowns. Grigsby's two scores were from 60 yard and 28 yards.

"I felt that I played pretty good. I'm glad that I got that one game under my belt. Coming in, I wasn't really established as a deep threat," Grigsby said. "I feel that I came in to today and showed that I stretch the field, use my speed and hands to get open. I feel really confident about my performance tonight."

Omaha North, who finished 4-6 in 2010, took an early 14-3 lead at halftime, but could it – falling 31-26 in the two's season opener.

"I think it was a tough one for everybody. All off-season we were looking forward to this opener. Last year we didn't really compete very well, so this year we wanted to make a statement right off the bat," said Grigsby. "We came out swining, even though we didn't get it done, I think we made a statement."

The 2012 athelete almost had three touchdowns, but caught a ball at the one yard and was ruled down in the fourth quarter. It appeared on TV that he had crossed the goal line.

"I was in," said Grigsby. "I saw the ref mark it at the one yard line and thought oh no. I was pretty upset." North scored two plays later.

For the first time in his career, Grigsby got the start on both offense and defense. The senior told Big Red Report earlier this summer he was working on his conditioning to prepare to play both ways this year.

"I had to get used to it," said the senior. "When I scored my first touchdown (60 yards) I was over on the sidelines and my defensive cooridnator kept givign me the eyes. It was like he was saying, 'are you ready to go back in yet.' But it was good and it will get better."

Grigsby also returned punts and kicks throughout the game.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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