Grandview Greyhounds: 2019 Washington high school 2A football preview

Here is an inside look at the 2019 Grandview Greyhounds football team.

LINK: Grandview home page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

4-6 overall, 1-3 in the 2A Central Washington Athletic Conference South (fourth place).

COACHING RESUME

Darren Mezger, 2nd season (three years at Kiona Benton)

4-6 overall

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 5. Defense – 6.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

QB Rocco Parrish 5-10, 180, Sr.

WR James Barrientes 5-9, 165, Sr.

RB Diego Vuevas 5-11, 215, Sr.

OL Juan Rodriguez 5-11, 230, Jr.

OL Jordan Simmons 5-11, 235, Jr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DB Ferrel Medina 5-7, Soph. ?

LB Dominik Sanchez 5-10, 185, Sr.

DL Danny Ramos 6-3, 225, Sr.

DL Daniel Herrera 6-2, 265

LB Isaac Dean 6-1, 175, Sr.

DB Mike Alvarez 6-1, 165, Sr.

THREE TO SEE

Rocco Parrish, quarterback

Knows offense well, good vision with plenty of targets out wide.

Dominik Sanchez, linebacker

Returning all-league selection. Leads a physical linebacker corps. 

Diego Suevas, running back

Dynamic power back. Reliable ball carrier. Strong offensive line will help him build on last season.

OUTLOOK

Grandview has steadily improved since back-to-back winless seasons in league play four years ago. Last year, it was one or two league wins away from a shot at the CWAC crossover. And this year, the Greyhounds boast a physical defense that starts with an experienced front and is bolstered by a talented linebacker corps, headlined by returning all-league selection Dominik Sanchez.

Offensively, the Greyhounds are led by the senior tandem of quarterback Rocco Parrish and wideout James Barrienttes, and an offense welcoming new, albeit talented, faces. Expect Grandview to hit its stride after the first few games, which could prove favorable in a CWAC that grants the top-three from each division a shot at the league crossover this season. 

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Kiona Benton, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: at River View, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: Quincy, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: at East Valley (Yakima), 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: Prosser, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: Toppenish, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: at Wapato, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: at Selah, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: CWAC crossover, 7 p.m.

*home games in bold

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