SUNNYSIDE With last week’s loss to West Valley (Yakima), the Grizzlies are looking to redeem themselves in tonight’s homecoming game at 7 p.m. against Moses Lake at Clem Senn Field.
They will have to do so without leading receiver Nate Maltos, who was injured last week.
Running back Myles Alvarez will be on the field, and with an average of more than 170 rushing yards, the offensive line will be counted upon to help him get past the Chiefs’ defenders.
That’s not counting out Daniel Huizar, who is a powerhouse on both offense and defense. As a running back, he’s been known to power through the defenders to accumulate yards. Teammate Derrick Escamilla, when given the ball has capitalized on the totes.
If the team turns to its passing game, Mikey Rivera will likely be the favored receiver as he was after Maltos was injured last week.
The 4-2 Chiefs tend to score more in the final quarter of a game. It will be up to the Grizzlies defense to hold off any offensive attack to win the game.
Last year, the Chiefs were the first of three teams to defeat the Grizzlies, 28-12. Half those points were in the first half.
They limited the Grizzlies rushing game to 88 yards and the passing to 172 yards.
Quarterback Brandon Griffith is looking to connect with his favorite target, Gio Walker. Last year, Walker collected 70 yards on four of Griffith’s 11 completed passes.