Grain Valley falls to Bolivar to end season

By The Examiner staff
Posted: October 26, 2012 - 10:35 PM

There will be no 11th game this season for the Grain Valley football team.

The season came to a crashing halt in a 57-23 loss to Bolivar Friday night in the opening round of the Class 4 District 7 playoffs.

The Liberators rushed for 314 yards and added 188 by passing to Grain Valley’s season at 2-8.

“They are explosive on offense and we couldn’t stop them,” Grain Valley coach Jimmy Tucker said. “We got within two touchdowns in the third quarter and had the ball and then threw an interception. That was the big play in the game
“We did some good things but offensively we couldn’t stop them. We gave up a lot of big plays.”

Senior Dominick Macoubrie, who missed much of the season with a leg injury, completed 14 of 38 passes for 220 yards and touchdown passes of 7 and 11 yards to Zach Ehlen in leading the Eagles.

“He was playing with one leg,” Tucker said. “I don’t know how he did it. But he wanted to play.”

Evan Velasquez kicked a 28-yard field goal and Brice Quinn scored on a 1-yard run to account for Grain Valley’s other points.

Bolivar (9-2) never looked back after taking a 36-9 halftime lead. Grain Valley pulled to within 36-23 after three quarters.

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