Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 3, 2012

Grundy rallies in final quarter to beat Knights

Staff Writer
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

GRUNDY, Va. — Nick Travis scored three touchdowns over the final 17:31, and the Golden Wave rallied for 21 points to defeat Mount View 34-32 in the final regular season game for both teams on Friday night.

Travis scored five touchdowns for Grundy, including runs of 6, 4, 4, 18 and 9, with the final score coming with 3:50 left on the clock. Trey Smith added the two-point conversion run for the final difference in the game.

Mount View led 32-14 with 8:17 left in the third quarter, but Travis took control from that point, reaching the 1,000 yard mark for the season.

LaqQuell Martin had a monster game for Mount View. The junior had 315 all-purpose yards in the first half alone, including 198 yards rushing, 62 yards on a kick return and a 55-yard return of an interception.

He also scored touchdown runs of 23 and 44 yards in the opening quarter to put the Golden Knights up 14-0, and also had an 89-yard touchdown run to put the Mount View up 26-14 at the break.

Martin, who also had a 59-yard run in the second half before getting injured, finished with 274 yards, one yard short of the school record held by Greg Vineyard.

Maurice Brown scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter for the Golden Wave, and later snagged an 18-yard touchdown pass from Chris Muncy for the 32-14 lead with 8:17 left in the third quarter.

Mount View, which will lost just four seniors, finished its best season in years at 3-7, while the Golden Wave (5-5) will have to wait until today’s games are over to see if they were able to sneak into the playoffs.

At Nelson Memorial Field

Mount View............................14  12  6  0  —  32

Grundy.....................................7  7  6  14  —  34


First Quarter

MV - LaqQuell Martin 23 yard TD run 9:57 1st (run failed)

MV - Martin 44 yard TD run 5:16 1st (Muncy pass to Brown)

G - Nick Travis 6 yard TD run 2:21 1st (Mutter kick)

Second Quarter

MV - Maurice Brown 1 yard TD run 11:27 2nd (run failed)

G - Travis 4 yard TD run :59 2nd (Mutter kick)

MV - Martin 89 yard TD run :10 2nd (run failed)

Third Quarter

MV - Brown 18 TD pass from Chris Muncy 8:17 3rd (run failed)

G - Travis 4 yard TD run 5:31 3rd (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

G - Travis 18 yard TD run 9:06 4th (kick failed)

G - Travis 9 TD run 3:50 4th (Trey Smith run)