Southridge Suns at Sunnyside Grizzlies
7 p.m. today, Sunnyside High
Records: Southridge 0-1; Sunnyside 0-1
Last week: Richland 27, Southridge 7; Grandview 16, Sunnyside 6
Players to watch: RB Kadin Diaz, sr. (20-96 rushing, 1 TD); WR Masceo Ealy-Thomas, jr. (4-36 receiving). RB Marcus Sanchez, sr. (16-104 rushing, 1 TD); QB Anthony Herrera, soph. (4-11-2—85 passing).
Notes: The Suns didn’t get off to the start they were hoping for in a loss to the Bombers last week, but should bounce back against the Grizzlies. ... Southridge managed just 219 yards last week, while giving up 420 to Richland. ... Southridge has a new QB, so expect a bit of a learning curve in the early going. ... Running back Diaz should have a monster night against a Sunnyside defense which allowed Grandview to rush for 225 yards last week. ... Sunnyside was stunned by Grandview last week, falling to the Class 2A school. ... The Grizzlies only gave up 269 yards in the loss, including 44 passing yards. But they only gained 256 yards on offense and will need to do better against a much stouter defense tonight.
Prediction: Southridge 42, Sunnyside 21