WAPATO - The game was almost over as soon as it began as the Grandview Greyhound football team continued its winning ways with a 35-0 rout over Wapato this past Friday.
Jacob Massey ran for two of his three touchdowns in the first half to help stake Grandview to a 21-0 lead at intermission.
Massey scored on 13 and three-yard touchdown runs in the first and second quarters on the way to 245 yards rushing for the evening on 27 carries.
Jose Lara wrapped up first half scoring for Grandview with a three-yard touchdown scamper.
The Greyhounds sealed the deal with single touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters. The third quarter score came on Massey's third TD of the night, a one-yard push into the end zone. A 17-yard TD run was added by Anthony Perez.
"We were in control from the get-go," said Grandview Coach Jeremy Scroggins. "We were able to run the ball effectively and the defense played well."
Grandview indeed ran like the wind Friday, piling up 400 yards in rushing offense.
Besides Massey's yardage - his second consecutive 200-plus yard game rushing - Lara ran eight times for 68 yards, quarterback Josue Oros had six carries for 50 yards and Perez toted the pigskin six times for 46 yards.
Grandview had a bit of a passing game as well, with Oros completing 4-of-10 attempts for 52 yards. Ryan Moore caught two passes for 21 yards, while Lara and Trent Mottice caught one pass each for eight and 17 yards, respectively.
"We were in control of the game, there was no need for us to try and throw the ball," Scroggins said of Grandview's run first offense.
The Greyhounds had some defensive stalwarts as well in posting the shutout, as Don Munoz and Isaac Alaniz both recorded interceptions. "Our defensive and offensive line played very well," Scroggins said.
Grandview (5-3, 6-3) has relied heavily on the run the past two games, but Scroggins said the Greyhounds will have to go to the air more in the season finale at home this Friday against Prosser.
Both teams are out of the hunt for a postseason berth.
"We've got to have our best week of practice, be near perfect in every aspect of the game in order to have a chance," Scroggins said of his team's outlook against the Mustangs. "They're still an elite football program."