Grundy picked up their second win in a row Friday night downing Bledsoe County 28-7 for homecoming. It was the Jackets third district win against just one loss and it all but assures them a trip to the playoffs. Grundy is now 4-4 overall and 3-1 in District 7 AA.
“The kids played hard. They played tough. It was a great week for Grundy County. We had great homecoming events by the students. They dressed up, the parade was awesome and everybody put so much time and effort into it. Our middle school winning on a great week and we finished it up tonight. It was a great week for Grundy County and I’m proud of us. The kids played hard and had a lot of great offensive plays. The defense played exceptionally well. I’m so proud of the way they stood up and played,” said Coach Nick Bryant.
The Jackets opened the scoring and would post all 28 of their points before the Warriors would get on the board. Logan Meeks struck first running it in from four yards out at the 5:14 mark of the first quarter. The kick failed but Grundy led 6-0.
Christian Brown would get into the act next at 10:30 of the second quarter on a 25-yard pass from Houston Mainord. Mainord would hit Meeks for two and run the score to 14-0 Jackets. Meeks would score again on a 26-yard run with 3:29 left in the quarter. Terrince Bramhall would run in the two point conversion and give Grundy a 22-0 lead at the half.
Logan Meeks would get his third TD on a 10-yard pass from Mainord at the 6:53 mark of the fourth quarter. The run failed but Grundy was up 28-0. The Warriors would post a TD and an extra point before the final horn but it was too little too late as Grundy won 28-7.
Houston Mainord led the Jacket offense completing 19 of 31 passes for 264 yards, two TDs and two interceptions; along with 3 yards of rushing. Logan Meeks caught 7 passes for 91 yards and a TD, and ran 8 times for 44 yards and a TD. Christian Brown caught 3 passes for 73 yards and a score. Greg McDaniel ran 12 times for 45 yards and caught 2 passes for 17. Alex Nunley rushed 5 times for 31. James McDaniel caught 3 passes for 23 yards and rushed for 2 more yards. Trey Hampton had a reception for 31 yards. Trent Hampton caught 3 passes for 29 yards. Terrince Bramhall rushed 3 times for 9 yards.
Bramhall was explosive on defense with 10 solo tackles, 3 assists, 2 for a loss, a sack and a fumble recovery. Gregory McDaniel had 8 solos, 3 assists and one for a loss. Nathan Carretto notched 5 solos, 2 assists and one for a loss. Trent Hampton made a total of 7 stops. Steven Baskin had 2 solos, 2 assists, one for a loss and a sack. Eldon Posey, Koty Anderson and Jack Rice all had 5 tackles each. Kevin Castro and Logan Meeks had four stops each with Meeks intercepting a pass to boot.
Grundy hosts Cumberland County Friday night for senior night. All fall sports seniors will be recognized before kickoff at 7:00. The Jets are 0-8 on the season. Their only common opponent with Grundy was Bledsoe in the season opener where the Warriors beat them 47-0. “We’ve got senior night coming up and a lot of emotions. Cumberland County hasn’t won but they’re a dangerous offense and they’ve only been blown out one time. We have to come out with our A game,” said Bryant.
This should be an easy win for the Jackets but those are the games that can trip up any team. Grundy fans will need to show up in force and support their team in their quest to make the playoffs. It’s possible this is the last home game of the year Yellow Jacket fans. What more reason do you need to…GET OUT TO THE GAME!