Keion Miller and Grant's football team have persevered through a season filled with Bulldogs injuries.
Every week, it seems, the injury list just get longer for Grant.
"We all work together," Miller said. "Do your one job, and if everyone does their job, then we can all get the job done.
"We've had some much adversity with so many people out with injuries this year."
Grant was missing key starters such as quarterback Kyle Whitman and running back Jonathan Wells, but still managed to add another victory.
Grant got past host Antioch 16-9 in the Sequoits' final regular-season game in North Suburban Prairie play Friday night.
The Bulldogs (7-2, 5-1) await their postseason assignment Saturday night.
"It wasn't ideal on how we scripted this one out," said Grant coach Kurt Rous, whose team had only 5 first downs. "Our offense is a work in progress. Our defense had to carry the brunt of the game. We bent a little bit and didn't break.
"We wanted to score first, because we knew that (Antioch) was a good team regardless of the record. It's always a tough game against them."
Miller set up Grant's first score with a 20-yard punt return. An Antioch personal foul gave the Bulldogs the ball at the Antioch 23.
On the next play, Jeremy Bredwood (14 carries, 92 yards) broke lose for a touchdown run and a 6-0 lead with 9:16 left in the opening quarter.
Each team picked up a safety -- Antioch with 9:11 left in the second quarter and Grant with 11:59 in the fourth quarter. Grant led at that point, 8-2.
Miller intercepted a pass at the 48-yard line of the Bulldogs with 11:34 left. Four plays later, Grant had a fourth-and-2. The Bulldogs faked a punt and Jim Sullivan brought the ball into the end zone on a 39-yard run. The Bulldogs increased their lead to 16-2 with a Brentwood run on the 2-point conversion with 9:20 left.
Antioch (3-6, 2-4) tried to rally late, as Cameron Corey caught a 15-yard touchdown pass with 6:10 left to account for the final scoring.
Sequoits' running back Cody Gwinn had 26 carries for 135 yards.
"We dominated except for getting points in the end zone," Antioch coach Brian Glashagel said. "We just couldn't score a touchdown. We shoot ourselves in our foot all the time. It was mental mistakes and breakdowns. That's been the story all season.
"We did have a great class of seniors. It's the hardest time. A lot of teams aren't in the playoffs, and getting knocked out in the last game is the hardest part."Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.