The Grant Tiger’s football team went head to head in a CSAA-Gold “Battle of M37” matcup against neighboring rival Newaygo on Friday.

In a battle of will power, the Tigers found a way out, winning 12-7.

Grant QB Brady Jacobs pulled out the victry with a two nifty scoring drives, one in each half. 

Trailing 7-0 in the second quarter, Jacobs converted a tricky 4th and 25 with a 32 yard pass to Nathan Lang that just barely missed the end zone. Cohen Garrod completed the drive, rushing in for a 2-yard touchdown.  After failing on the 2-point conversion, Grant 7-6 at halftime.

Jacobs then directed a 15-play drive that consumed nearly seven minutes of the third quarter, carrying in a three yard TD run to cap off the scoring and put the Tigers in front 12-7.

It was a heavy defensive effort opening up the game, with neither team able to find the end zone.

The Lions opened scoring with 8:04 left in the first half putting them up 7-0.

Jacobs finished with a massive 230 yards rushing and had 51 yards passing.

Adding to his massive catch on the offense, the Tiger’s Lang made four tackles and disrupted a pass. Nolan Corvers had six tackles with two being for a loss, Treyton Railling made five tackles and Sawyer Carr got four tackles with one for a loss.

Zachary Barnhart worked viciously to disrupt the Lion’s passing game posting two picks and a pass breakup while also making two tackles.

Grant improves to 3-3 with a 3-2 CSAA-Gold record and will be at Cle Elum-Roslyn on Friday for a non-conference competition.

Newaygo slides to 1-5 with a 1-4 conference record and hosts Reed City in league action.

Check out photos from the action shot by Brittlynn Rose Photrography.