SELAH - It was a rough start to the season for the Sunnyside High School freshman football team this past Monday at Selah.
The Grizzlies lost 67-0 to Selah in what was the freshmen's first game together as a group.
Because of eligibility issues, the Sunnyside freshman squad had to play its first game of the season with the junior varsity the week before against Grandview.
Despite the lopsided loss, Sunnyside freshman coach Glenn Braman sees potential in his young group.
"This team hasn't played a lot of football," said Braman. "We are just going to keep working at it, getting better."
There were some bright spots for Sunnyside, including a nice fourth down stop in the fourth quarter.
Braman felt his offensive backfield gave him some solid play, highlighting the efforts of Victor Campos and Jacob Salcedo.
Braman also liked the tandem of center Juan Galindo and quarterback Kevin Wilson. He said the two Sunnyside players worked fluently together.
On defense, Jake Anderson, Mario Saldana and Moises Hernandez highlighted the efforts for the Grizzlies.
Despite Sunnyside's special teams getting burnt on two touchdown runs, Braman felt Sunnyside punter Tony Garcia had a good game.
Selah, the Sunnyside coach said, had a solid offensive line that broke holes open for the running game.
Sunnyside (0-1) hosts Prosser next Monday.