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Prosser caps unbeaten CWAC run

PROSSER -- The Prosser Mustangs accomplished nearly everything they set out to do Thursday against Grandview.

They wrapped up the regular season perfect in CWAC play, executed well on their passing game, had a nice bounce back from a close victory against Toppenish the week before, finished healthy and most importantly won the game.

While Prosser rolled past rival Grandview 61-14, there was one goal left undone.

Running back Isaac Anderson failed in his attempt to break the school's single-season rushing record.

"Isaac was close, but he has another year," Prosser head coach Benji Sonnichsen said.

But Thursday was not about failure for the Mustangs, in the least.

The defense was strong, limiting Grandview to just three first downs and 36 yards of offense in the first half and forcing seven punts for the game.

Quarterback T.J. Finn was sharp, finishing 13-of-15 for 293 yards, with four touchdowns and an interception.

Anderson may not have gotten the record, but he did rush for 97 yards on 10 carries and scored twice.

Wide receiver and defensive back Dominic Garza caught two touchdowns and returned a fumble for another score.

Defensive back Leo Fajardo had a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown as well.

"It's always good to have a good win after a tough game," Garza said.

For Garza, a three-year varsity player, Thursday was even sweeter, as the team received the CWAC league championship trophy -- a year after not qualifying for the playoffs.

"Since middle school we've been dreaming of winning the CWAC," he said. "This is a big deal. I'm glad we finally got it."

By winning the regular season title, Prosser doesn't have to play in the crossover games Tuesday, but rather can rest up to host a yet-to-be-determined team next weekend.

"This was a good tuneup," Sonnichsen said. "We've been stressing taking care of the ball and we wanted to get in a groove passing. Our defense played really well and gave us a lot of opportunities offensively."

For Grandview, the season came to an end Thursday, though there were some bright spots in the loss.

Freshman running back Adam Perez rushed 20 times for 94 yards and sophomore quarterback Derek Swearingen threw two touchdown passes.

"We need to work a lot harder in the weight room," Grandview coach Jeremy Scroggins said. "Our guys compete hard, but we need to work harder.

"Our young kids are the leaders and that's why we're 2-8, but it shows hope for the future."

Prosser 61, Grandview 14

Grandview 0 0 7 7 -- 14

Prosser 27 20 7 7 -- 61

SCORING PLAYS

P--Dominic Garza 23 fumble return (Trino Flores kick)

P--Joey Hurtado 5 run (run failed)

P--Jordin Silva 1 pass from TJ Finn (Flores kick)

P--Isaac Anderson 42 run (Flores kick)

P--Garza 67 pass from Finn (Flores kick)

P--Anderson 25 run (kick failed)

P--Garza 17 pass from Finn (Flores kick)

P--Silva 54 pass from Finn (Flores kick)

G--Micheal Perez 8 pass from Derek Swearingen (Eddie Romero kick)

P--Leo Fajardo 42 interception return (Flores kick)

G--Don Munoz 1 pass from Swearingen (Romero kick)

STATISTICS

RUSHING--G, Adam Perez 18-81, Swearingen 8-(minus 10), M. Perez 6-25, Castilleja 1-3. P, Anderson 10-96, Joey Hurtado 5-15, Finn 2-4, Eddie Rojas 2-3, Bubba Frank 2-0, Ryan Nehls 1-1.

PASSING--G, Swearingen 8-25-1-63. P, Finn 13-15-1--293; Mason Schutt 1-1-0--5; Jordin Silva 0-1-0--0.

RECEIVING--G, M. Perez 3-25, AJ Valenzuala 2-21, Munoz 2-12, Anthony Perez 1-5. P, Silva 5-130, Garza 5-118, Hurtado 1-25, Greg Moore 1-15, Danny Raap 1-5, Ethan Hibbs 1-5.

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