The Junior Jackets got back on the winning track last Thursday shutting out Sequatchie County 22-0.
Evan Nunley set the tone with a big 31-yard gain early in the contest. Nathan Coffelt capped off that drive with a seven-yard touchdown run at the 6:22 mark of the first quarter. Evan Nunley ran in the two point conversion making the score 8-0 and the Junior Jackets would never trail.
Brayden Sanders hit Nathan Coffelt for a 39-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter. The conversion failed but the Junior Jackets pushed their lead to 14-0. At the 3:19 mark of the second quarter Brayden Sanders got loose on a quarterback keep for 44 yards and a score. Sanders threw to Elijah Scott for the two-point conversion and it was 22-0 at the half.
Grundy’s defense would shine throughout the second half keeping Sequatchie out of the end zone. Elijah Scott made two tackles for a loss and Brayden Sanders would pick off a pitch from the Sequatchie quarterback to the runner that killed drives for the hosts.
“This was an all-around good team effort. We rebounded well from last week’s loss, which is something these kids haven’t seen in a while. It’s good to see them recover from some adversity so quickly. We’re going to keep working hard to improve in the areas we need to improve and not take anything for granted. This is a good team but we can always get better,” said Coach Daryl Graham.
Brayden Sanders led the way on offense with 109 yards on 9 carries and completing 3 of 4 passes for 58 yards. Evan Nunley followed with 101 yards on 7 carries and one pass reception for 10 yards. Nathan Coffelt had a big night with 42 yards on 10 totes, a 39-yard pass reception and a 16-yard kickoff return. Elijah Scott caught two passes for 19 yards and Jaden Ruehling picked up 11 yards on 4 attempts.
Elijah Scott and Brayden Sanders led the defense with seven tackles each. Cole Johnson made six stops. Jaden Ruehling and Jory Scissom made four tackles each. Tyler Andrews and Jordan Hackworth picked up three tackles each. Nicky Johnson, Evan Brady and Payton Nunley added two tackles each.
The Junior Jackets host South Pittsburg Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Coach Chris Pickett Stadium in Tracy City.