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Grizzlies' playoff hopes dashed by Hanford

MATTAWA - Sunnyside football coach Mark Marro described Tuesday night's mini-playoff with the Hanford Falcons as quick.

And quick it was as the Falcons took just one play to score a touchdown and beat the Grizzlies 6-0 in a Kansas City tie-breaker.

Sunnyside started on the Falcons' 25-yard line first and ended up moving the ball to the 12-yard line. Quarterback Adrian Cantu was sacked but two runs of 19 yards and three yards by running back Danny Alvarez moved the ball to the 12.

After that the drive fizzled and on fourth and eight, Sunnyside decided to go for it instead of kicking a field goal. Cantu was sacked again on the ensuing play.

"No one did anything wrong," Marro said. "We drove down but didn't score."

When Hanford started at the 25 yard line, the Falcons ran three wide receivers and the quarterback completed a 25-yard pass to seal the victory.

In the second mini-playoff of the night, Hanford defeated Eastmont to take the No. 4 seed out of the Columbia Basin League into the playoffs.

Sunnyside finished sixth overall in league play and will play Rodgers High School of Spokane this Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., in Sunnyside.

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