Grundy, Va. — Tolsia dropped to 4-5 on the year after falling 32-12 at Grundy ( 4-5 ) Friday night.
Seniors #77 Levi Parsley and #16 Cole Jordan prepare to rush the Grundy QB.
On the opening drive of the game the Rebels were on the move before fumbling inside the Grundy 15 yard line.
After the turnover the Golden Wave dented the scoreboard first on a 83 yard touchdown run by Caleb Conaway and Logan Lester hit Jonah Looney for the two point conversion from with 5:51 left in the first quarter.
Grundy QB Logan Lester hit Tristin Ellis for an 8 yard TD and Lester found Carson Deel for the two point conversion for a 16-0 Golden Wave lead with 9:25 left in the first half.
After a Tolsia turnover Grundy was on the move once again before Jesse Jerrell picked off a pass on the end zone to stop the drive.
#3 Jesse Jerrell picks off a Grundy pass.
The Rebels got on the scoreboard on a Parker Watts 8 yard touchdown run and cut the lead to 16-6 with 2:13 left in the first half.
John Jerrell recovered the second half kickoff and the Rebels drove inside the 15 yard line before turning it over on downs.
Grundy extended the lead on a 21 yard touchdown from Ellis and Lester added the two point conversion for a 24-6 lead with 2:47 left in the third period.
After another Rebel turnover the Golden Wave gave it right back as John Jerrell recovered another fumble.
Lester scored from 8 yards out and added the two point conversion with 1:53 left in the ballgame and it was 32-6 Grundy.
On the final play of the game Dakota Blackburn found his way into the end zone from 24 yards out to set the final score of 32-12. The two point conversion wasn’t tried as time had expired.
The Rebels will close out their season on Senior night this Friday against River View ( 5-4 ) a win would keep the Raiders out of the playoffs.
Tolsia Head Coach David Thompson
“… We just couldn’t finish in the red zone, had opportunities and just didn’t close the deal. Proud of our guys for battling to the end and punching in that last touchdown. Hard to win when you turn it over and can’t convert third and fourth downs.”
“… We have a lot to play for next Friday night. We want to send the seniors out on a high note. It’s been rough couple of years for them and getting to 5-5 this year would be quite the accomplishment. This group lost a bunch of games in row and win at home on Senior night would be pretty sweet.”