Grundy Center Falls to N-P, Final Playoff Hopes Fade

10/10/2017 - A couple of point-after tries in the third quarter ended up making the difference this past Friday night for Grundy Center, taking a 14-13 loss to Nashua-Plainfield and seeing its playoff hopes end for the 2017 season. Caleb Kuiper took the lead for the Spartans early in the game with a 60-yard dash, and Grundy Center took a 7-0 lead into halftime. The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter, but the Huskies would convert on their two-point try to take the lead while Grundy Center’s two-point try would fall short. Dayton Hansen’s five-yard scoring pass late in the period for Nashua-Plainfield proved to be the winner.

That’s head coach Brent Thoren. Kuiper ran for 187 yards on the night and scored both Grundy Center touchdowns. The defense certainly did its part, holding the Huskies to just 71 yards of offense on the night.

Grundy Center has lost three straight and will take on a couple of local teams in the final two weeks of the regular season. The Spartans will host North Butler this week, hosting a Bearcat team that will also be spending its final two weeks trying to climb back above .500 to finish the year.

The final game of the season at Spartan Stadium in Grundy Center is slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday.


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