Photo by John Fannin
Greyhound quarterback Jorge Oros (6) surveys Wapato’s defensive line prior to taking a snap in last night’s CWAC tilt.
As of Friday, November 7, 2014
by John Fannin
GRANDVIEW – A furious rally fell just short for the Grandview Greyhounds in a 14-13 loss Thursday night to visiting Wapato.
In the season finale for both teams, Grandview trailed 7-0 at the half and in the third quarter found itself trailing the Wolves 14-0.
Grandview responded by moving to a spread offense to aid the passing the game.
“Being down 14 we had to score in a hurry, so we went to spread offense full mode and started throwing,” said Coach Rick Ramos.
That resulted in a pair of touchdowns and a near comeback against Wapato last night.
The Greyhounds cracked the scoreboard in the third quarter when back-up quarterback Anthony Mendoza hit Gunner Chronis with a 26-yard TD toss. Mendoza filled in for Jorge Oros, who had to leave the game due to a leg injury in the first half.
Then in the fourth quarter, Grandview’s Diego Degadillo plunged in from one-yard out for a touchdown to make the score 14-13. Grandview missed the extra point kick, leaving the ‘Hounds a point shy with about six minutes still to play.
Mendoza completed 12-of-33 pass attempts for 142 yards and a touchdown. Before giving way, Oros completed 5-of-15 pass attempts for 59 yards.
Lorenzo Sanchez was Grandview’s leading rusher with 50 yards on 15 carries. Degadillo added 16 yards on six attempts.
Ramos said Grandview’s best chance for a winning score late in the game came on a long play that took the ball inside the Wapato 20-yard line. However, an offensive holding flag negated the play and Grandview didn’t threaten again.
Grandview ended the season 0-9 in CWAC play and 1-9 overall.
Despite that mark, Ramos said there were positives from the 2014 campaign.
“This is the hardest working group I’ve had here,” he said. “They work in the spring and the summer, stay after practice…it’s just unfortunate that our wins and losses didn’t show it.”
Ramos also noted that with the exception of undefeated Ellensburg, Grandview was competitive against its foes this season to the point that opponents had to leave their varsity starters in throughout.
“They gave everything they’ve got,” Ramos said of his team. “That’s all we can ask of them.”
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