GRANDVIEW - As a team the Grandview Greyhounds are having trouble with the fundamentals of the game.
"We're still trying to make consistent plays," Grandview Coach Dustin Lamb said. "There is still too much poor tackling, penalties and dropped balls."
All these things came to light last Friday night as Grandview lost to Selah 31-12.
The first quarter was fought to a scoreless tie but Selah got on the board in the second quarter with a field goal to make it 3-0.
Later on in the quarter a Selah five-yard pass turned into a 70-yard touchdown play when the Grandview defense missed two tackles and let the Selah receiver scamper into the end zone.
With 30 seconds left in the first half Grandview was forced to punt the ball. Four missed tackles from Grandview's punt team resulted in a Selah player running the ball back for a score to make it 17-0 before the half ended.
In the third quarter Grandview still couldn't get on the board but Selah managed to score again. They added a two-point conversion to make it 25-0.
In the fourth quarter the Greyhounds finally got on the board when Matt Concienne hooked up with Zach Poteet for an 83-yard touchdown pass. The extra point attempt failed.
"We were thinking we were still in it," Lamb said. "We got the ball back but then threw an interception in the end zone."
That interception in the end zone would cost the Greyhounds dearly as would the other three interceptions thrown during the game.
After that Selah marched down the field and scored on a three-yard run to put the game out of reach at 31-6.
The 'Hounds put together one more drive and Concienne scored on a one-yard quarterback keeper.
"Four bad throws kind of sealed it," Lamb said of his team's turnovers.
Concienne finished the night completing 18 of 40 passes for 281 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions and had 96 yards rushing.
On the ground for the Greyhounds Francisco Valencia rushed for 31 yards on three carries.
Marty Guillen caught eight passes for 141 yards. Poteet finished with 90 yards on two catches and Alberto Medina had 25 yards on two catches.
The Greyhound offense totaled 422 yards and the defense gave up 437 yards.
Lamb singled out freshman Isaac Alaniz for his play on defense. Alaniz finished with two sacks for the Greyhounds.
"Alaniz had a good game," Lamb said. "He's only a freshman and he came in and had two sacks. He might have of won himself a starting spot."
The Greyhounds (1-1, 1-2) will travel to take on Wapato this Friday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m.