ENGLEWOOD | Few football teams beat Mullen twice in a long while.
Grandview has done it twice in roughly a calendar year, as the Wolves stunned the Class 5A No. 3 Mustangs 34-30 Friday night — matching its victory last season that snapped Mullen’s winning streak at 34 games.
Tanner Gentry hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Reece Weber with just 31 seconds left and the Wolves held on for their first-ever victory at de La Salle Stadium, which improved them to 2-2 on the season.
Running back Connor Brady had a huge game running the football with more than 260 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the losing effort for Mullen, which fell to 2-2.
Gentry had an 89-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter to put Grandview in front, but his second capped a drive engineered by Weber that went 80 yards in just 1:11.
After Sean Gelsey stopped Brady in the backfield on third down to force a Mustangs punt, the Wolves took over at their own 20 with only 1:41 remaining and no timeouts after they’d spent them all on Mullen’s previous offensive possession.
Three times on the final drive, Weber — who finished 15-for-25 for 260 yards and a pair of scores, in addition to a team-high 70 yards rushing — went to Gentry. He found the University of Wyoming-bound standout with a long pass along the sideline to put Grandview in scoring position, then threw a pass Gentry hauled in over his head in the corner of the end zone to put the Wolves ahead.
Gentry finished with 161 yards on seven catches.
Reach Sports Editor Courtney Oakes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-750-7555
GRANDVIEW 34, MULLEN 30
Score by quarters:
Grandview 6 6 15 7 — 34
Mullen 10 7 6 7 — 30
Grandview: Reece Weber 13-70, Cassius Davis 11-45, Tanner Gentry 3-23
Grandview: Weber 15-25, 260 yards, 2 touchdowns
Grandview: Gentry 7-161, Dimitri Shewl 3-49, Christian Backes 2-35, Daijhawn Williams 2-11, Austin Butterfield 1-4