G'view knocks off Jackrabbits

GRANDVIEW - Playing smash-mouth offense, the Grandview Greyhounds picked up their second league win of the season and gave their fans a Homecoming game victory last Friday night.

"Our offensive line dominated all night long," Grandview Coach Dustin Lamb said.

The Hounds scored first on their way to a 27-15 win over the Quincy Jackrabbits. Leon Knights caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Concienne to cap off an 80-yard drive.

A little trickery was needed to keep the drive going. The Greyhounds found themselves facing fourth down on their own 27-yard line. While in the punt formation, Concienne ran a trap and sprinted up the middle for 25 yards and a first down.

The Jackrabbits cut the lead to 7-3 on a first quarter field goal. Quincy had been driving the ball well but once the Jackrabbits got into the red zone, the Greyhounds tightened their defense and held Quincy to just the field goal.

On the ensuing kickoff, Grandview returned the ball to its own 30-yard line. The Hounds marched smartly down the field, capping the drive off with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Concienne to Marty Guillen.

The Greyhounds would add to their lead late in the second quarter after Grandview intercepted the Quincy quarterback. The Hounds drove the ball down the field and scored on a Frankie Medina one-yard run.

Quincy's Colby Melburn scored before the half on an eight-yard touchdown run. A two-point conversion failed and Grandview went into halftime with a 20-9 lead.

The Greyhounds got the ball to start the second half and quickly marched down the field. Medina scored on another one-yard touchdown run.

In the fourth quarter, Quincy's Melburn scampered 17 yards for a touchdown with about two minutes left in the game.

Concienne finished the night with 90 yards passing on seven completions. He also threw for two touchdowns and had one interception.

The Grandview offense racked up 258 yards rushing, led by Medina with 115 yards and two touchdowns. Concienne added 94 yards to the total.

Marty Guillen had 68 yards receiving and a touchdown while Knights caught the ball twice for 22 yards and a score.

The defensive MVP for Grandview was Juan Razo.

"He was awesome," Lamb said. "He went up against their center all night, who weighed 300+ pounds and was 6'2". Juan's the best 5'6", 130-pound nose guard I have ever seen."

Cheeto Valencia deflected two passes for the Greyhounds and Jacob Robillard provided two sacks for Grandview. Guillen and Knights each had one interception for the Hounds.

Friday's Homecoming victory snapped a four-game losing streak for Grandview.

Grandview (2-4, 2-5) has a tougher task this week when it travels to Prosser this Friday, Oct. 20. for a 7:30 p.m. game. The Mustangs are ranked as the top football team in the state, the 25th best prep team in the nation.


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