After spotting their hosts eight points to start the contest Grundy’s Junior Jackets roared back for 32 unanswered points to defeat Flintville 32-8.
Grundy’s first score came in the second quarter when Brayden Sanders hit Elijah Scott for a 10 yard pass and then Sanders ran in the two point conversion to tie the game 8-8 before half.
Sanders threw six yards to Evan Nunley for Grundy’s next score in the third quarter and then threw to Nunley again for the two points to go up 16-8. Sanders ran in from the six yard line midway through the 4th quarter for the next TD and then threw to Nunley again for the two to improve Grundy’s lead to 24-8.
“I’m really proud of the guys for getting back in the win column. We want to finish strong. We need to get a win next week and then hope to play a bowl game. If we could finish the season with two wins that would be a great reward for the hard work these kids have put in this season,” said Coach Darryl Graham.
Jory Scissom led in rushing with 51 yards. Brayden Sanders had 37 yards. Cole Johnson tallied 24 yards. Jaden Ruehling had 21. Evan Nunley notched 17 yards. Nathan Coffelt had 11 and Jordan Hackworth ran for five.
Brayden Sanders completed 6 of 11 passes for 114 yards. Jaden Ruehling hit 1 of 1 for 10. Nathan Coffelt had 86 yards in receptions. Evan Nunley had 18. Elijah Scott and Thaddaeus Blackburn had 10 yards each.
Jordan Hackworth led the defense with nine tackles. Brayden Sanders followed with eight. Evan Nunley made six stops. Nicky Johnson had five. Gavin McDaniel, Jaden Ruehling, Jory Scissom and Dakota Stiefel all had four tackles each with Ruehling notching an interception. Thaddaeus Blackburn, Hunter Northcutt, Elijah Scott and Cole Johnson all had three tackles each.
Stats from the Junior Jackets game with Jasper on September 10 are as follows.
Braden Sanders had 17 carries for 175 Yards and 2 TDs, 12 completions on 24 passes for 298 yards and 2 TDs, with 3 interceptions. Nathan Coffelt had 3 carries for 10 yards and 4 receptions for 148 yards and 2 TDs. Jaden Ruehling had a kickoff return for 12 yards and 4 receptions for 98 yards. Jordan Hackworth made a return for 8 yards and had 3 receptions for 43 yards. Jory Scissom had a return for 10 yards and an 11 yard reception. Kyle Underhill one punt for 33 yards. Braxton Norris made a return for 8 yards
Defensively Nicky Johnson led with 8 tackles. Elijah Scott made 7 stops. Cole Johnson had 5 tackles. Tyler Andrews, Jordan Hackworth and Peyton Nunley made 4 tackles each. Brayden Sanders and Nathan Coffelt had 3 tackles each. Jaden Ruehling, Jory Scissom and Gavin McDaniel made 2 stops each. Drake Ruehling had one tackle.