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Against all odds, Griffith rolls on in playoffs

Against all odds, Griffith rolls on in playoffs

GRIFFITH — The septic system is backed up in the Griffith locker room. "You don't want to go down there," one of the players warns. Griffith coach Gary Hayes is sitting at his desk "down there" in the middle of the stench. His cell is buzzing with texts and calls. He just got off the phone with former Andrean coach Carson Cunningham, now the coach at Carroll College in Montana. Cunningham was asking about one of his players. Someone else calls. Hayes has promised to let him watch practice. He has to send an assistant upstairs to open the door. Hayes, 68, finally relinquished his duties as interim athletic director on Monday to Stacy Adams. A school...

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