OTHELLO - State-playoff bound Othello showed why it's headed to the 2A football big dance in a 49-0 win over Grandview High School last night.
The host Huskies, second only to Prosser in the CWAC South, led 14-0 after one quarter, 28-0 at the half and wrapped up game scoring with three more touchdowns in the third quarter.
Grandview Coach Dustin Lamb said Othello's veer attack was particularly troublesome. "Their running toss plays caused problems," he said. "We haven't seen a lot of option and we weren't disciplined in playing assignment football."
The Greyhounds' best hope for a score came in the third quarter, when Grandview drove to the Othello-25 before turning the ball over on downs.
There were other drives as well, but Grandview just couldn't sustain them.
"We were getting decent drives, but we killed ourselves on offense with turnovers," Lamb noted.
Despite the one-sided score, Grandview's defense had some high points, such as Adrian Jasso recovering an Othello fumble and Viano Perez thwarting an Othello drive by snaring an interception. Spencer Lewis had four catches for Grandview for 57 yards.
Matt Concienne closed out his career as Grandview's quarterback by completing 8-of-25 passes for 97 yards. Viano Perez ran the ball 12 times for Grandview for 43 yards.
Grandview starting running back Storm Shea did not play because of a concussion.
The loss ended Grandview's season at 3-6 in league play and 3-7 overall.
Looking ahead, Lamb said Grandview will return seven starters on offense and seven on defense next year. "We were pretty green this year," he said.