Football is the ultimate team game, but it would be naïve to think, that individual players and their performance do not impact the success of their squads and season. Potentially, the player that will have the most impact for their team is senior Columbine quarterback Mikey Griebel. Griebel, last season, did it all for the Rebels, rushing for nearly 1,500 yards, grabbing 24 catches and scoring 32 times, as Columbine went 12-1.
This season, with the shift to quarterback, Griebel will have the ball in hand every snap in the always run heavy Rebel attack. Helping Griebel with the carries are Tim and Ted Mullin as well as Conner Snow. Griebel says the return to quarterback, a position he played his freshman year is, “no problem! I’m just a little rusty, but it is an easy offense to adjust from running back to quarterback. No complaints!” Helping the transition is an experienced offensive line that Griebel singles out as a strength of the team. Also talking about his team and their strengths Griebel references the defensive front seven. Outside backer Jackson Block, highlights a group that has size and experience.
Regarding his recruiting plans and a college decision, Griebel had originally hoped to make a decision at the start of the season but now he is looking to decide at the end of the season stating, “schools I'm still interested in said they'll offer during my season.” Right now Griebel is not thinking about his recruiting future, but rather next week as the Rebels open with Palm Bay High School of Melbourne, Florida.