Griffith said he and the coaching staff had to revamp the offense to account for injured starters not in the lineup, which he thinks will keep opponents guessing.
"That's really helped us as a team become better,'' he said. "Some of those things we were forced into the last few weeks are going to pay off for us now.''
East, which comes in on a two-game winning streak, also relies heavily on its ground attack with Jacob Summe turning in 1,209 yards with eight TDs while Chris Cecils has added 430 yards and 10 scores and signal-caller Aaron Griffith has chipped in 348 yards and three TDs. Griffith also gives East a passing element with 423 yards and seven scores against two picks.
"We've got to put some points on the board early to just show ourselves we've got that swagger back,'' Griffith said. "Our defense has played pretty good the last couple of weeks considering how bad our offense has been.
"We have to trust ourselves that we are very battle tested. I think a lot of it rests on our offensive line. Can they take the game over like we did at the start of the season?''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.