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Poor run defense dooms Greyhounds

WAPATO - The Grandview Greyhounds lost in a shoot-out to the Wapato Wolves last Friday night 37-30, thanks in large part to the Wolves' Chris Gaytan, who ran all over the Greyhound defense for 249 yards.

Wapato scored twice in the first quarter to take 12-0 lead. The Wolves had missed the PAT on the first touchdown and then failed on the two-point conversion for the second touchdown.

The Hounds got on the board in the first quarter when Grandview quarterback Matt Concienne completed a five-yard pass to Marty Guillen for six points. The PAT failed.

In the second quarter the Wolves scored a touchdown and converted a two-point conversion for a 20-6 lead. A field goal soon after made it 23-6.

With about a minute and a half left in the first half Grandview got the ball and drove down to score when Concienne connected with Zach Poteet on a 10-yard touchdown pass.

Concienne then ran the ball in for the two-point conversion and cut the Wolves' lead to 23-14.

Wapato scored in the third quarter to go up 30-14.

In the fourth quarter the Greyhounds mounted a comeback.

Concienne hooked up twice with his receivers for scores. The first one was to Guillen for a 10-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion was ran in by Tony Chester.

Grandview then tied the score at 30 when Spencer Lewis hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Concienne with four minutes left. Concienne took in the two-point conversion himself.

The Wolves then drove down the field to score with two and a half minutes left.

The Hounds had an opportunity to tie the game again. Grandview drove to the Wapato 30-yard line but then Concienne threw his third interception of the game at the five-yard line to seal the win for the Wolves.

Concienne finished the night by completing 19-of-38 passes for 272 yards. He threw for four touchdowns and rushed 26 times for 115 yards.

Ricky Gonzalez had 26 yards on 13 carries for the Greyhounds and Storm Shea had two yards on two carries.

Guillen had six catches for 116 yards. Poteet had 91 yards on seven catches and Lewis finished with 70 yards on five catches.

The Wolves' Gabe Macias added 141 rushing yards to Gaytan's 249-yard effort.

"Our defense had a hard time with the run," Grandview Coach Dustin Lamb said. "We played better than the week before. We're going in the right direction. We just need to get a little better."

The Greyhounds had 24 first downs during the game to Wapato's 17 first downs.

Grandview (1-2, 1-3) hosts East Valley this Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

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