Monday, September 17, 2007
SELAH - Two offensive plays, two touchdowns.
That's how the night started last Friday for the Grandview High School football team, which blitzed its way to a 14-0 lead only to see the momentum undone in a 46-28 CWAC loss at Selah.
The Greyhounds struck first on their first offensive play of the game when Marty Guillen threw a 52-yard halfback touchdown pass to Spencer Lewis.
On its next possession, Grandview's second offensive play was an 85-yard run to paydirt by running back Storm Shea to go up 14-0 still only midway through the first quarter.
Greyhound Head Coach Dustin Lamb said his team was a bit awe struck at the sudden strikes. "It may have made us more nervous than anything," he said.
Selah quickly made it a ball game in the second stanza with back-to-back touchdowns to knot things at 14-14.
But Grandview had yet another sudden strike in its arsenal, as Guillen returned the ensuing kick-off 82 yards for a score and a 21-14 Greyhound lead.
After the host Vikings responded with a touchdown of their own to tie things at 21-all, Grandview closed out its scoring for the first half and-as it turned out-the game on quarterback Matt Concienne's 23-yard touchdown pass to Lewis.
Selah tacked on a score in the third quarter to pull within 28-27, then took the lead for good in the final stanza.
What proved to be the game-winning score started when Selah intercepted a pass inside the Grandview 10-yard line. The Vikings punched it in from there to go up for good.
The score proved to be the first of three Viking touchdowns in the fourth quarter on the way to a 19-point outburst to seal the win.
Lamb said Grandview had chances to score in the second half, but was shut out due to untimely penalties that halted drives. The Greyhounds, Lamb added, also missed a sure touchdown throw when a pass was dropped. Lamb said another potential scoring toss went for naught when the pass was overthrown past the receiver.
For the game, Grandview committed eight penalties, twice the number it was whistled for in the first two games combined.
Lamb said he liked the offensive outburst in the first half, expressed concern about the way his team wore down in the second half.
"We have to play four quarters," he observed. "We were set up for a road win (at Selah) and we just didn't finish it."
Grandview (1-1, 1-2) was sparked by Shea's 110 rushing yards on 10 carries and Lewis' seven catches for 115 yards.
The Greyhounds return home this Friday for a homecoming game against CWAC league foe Wapato.