Greyhounds sprint past Bonney Lake

SUMNER - James Vela recorded 230 yards in total offense and four touchdowns to lead Grandview's football team to a 33-0 whitewash of 3A Bonney Lake on Friday.

The senior running back had 11 carries for 104 yards rushing, plus 126 yards receiving on four catches.

"We got off the bus and hit the ground running," said Coach Dustin Lamb of the four-hour trip to Sumner.

Vela put Grandview on the scoreboard in the first quarter on a 54-yard touchdown scamper. The 7-0 lead held up through the first quarter, before the 'Hounds put the game away with 20 points in the second quarter.

Vela accounted for two of the scores in the second, pushing into the end zone on 15 and 20-yard runs, and J.R. Camacho scored the 'Hounds final score of the half on a seven-yard run to paydirt. "We had pretty good field position throughout the second quarter and we were able to take advantage of it," noted Lamb.

Leading 27-0 at the half, Grandview coasted the rest of the way as Vela's 31-yard touchdown reception from Brandon Artz in the third stanza iced the game.

Lamb particularly praised his defense for pitching a shut-out against Bonney Lake, a 3A school which plays a 4A schedule.

He pointed to the play of linemen Blake Carpenter, Rigo Rodriguez and Craig Fuller as a key to Grandview's success on defense. "It's great to have Blake back," Lamb said of Carpenter's recovery from injury. "He's one of the few big guys we have."

The Bonney Lake game also marked Camacho's second game back from injury. Lamb said he hopes to have running back Frankie Medina back in time for the playoffs.

Speaking of the playoffs, Grandview travels to Cascade High School in Leavenworth this Friday for district playoff action.

A win there would give the Greyhounds a state playoff game at home the following week.

"They play a Wing-T so we'll try to stuff things inside and force them to pass," Lamb said of Cascade, which finished second in the CWAC North.

Friday's win ended Grandview's regular season at 5-4 overall (a two-game improvement from last season) and 3-3 in league.

The non-league contest at Bonney Lake not only provided a win heading into the playoffs, but served as a warm-up for the festive atmosphere associated with the "second season."

"It was good to have a road trip and for the kids to go into a large stadium and face the adversity of a big crowd," Lamb said of Bonney Lake which scheduled Grandview as its homecoming opponent.

"To go in there and come out on fire like we did was great for the boys," Lamb added.



Grandview - Artz 10/20 for 173 yards, one touchdown.


Grandview - Vela 11-104, three touchdowns; Camacho 8-57, one touchdown; M. Concienne 6-13; Artz 5-5; Castro 1-4; Lewis 1-10.

Receiving -

Vela 4-126, one touchdown; Chester 4-42; K. Concienne 2-8.


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