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Second-Half Run Lifts Grandview Past White Oak, 47-32

White Oak’s Hunter Owens (22) runs by Grandview’s Colby Lee (7) on his way to a second-quarter touchdown during the Roughnecks’ 47-32 loss Friday in Van. (Richard Shoemaker, ETSN.fm)

VAN — After a gridlocked first half, Grandview scored 21 unanswered points to start the second half to propel the Zebras to a 47-32 win against White Oak in Friday’s Class 2A Division I Region III area playoff.

Grandview (9-2) plays Newton (11-0) next week in a 2A Division I Region III semifinal at a site and time to be determined. White Oak’s season ends with an 9-3 record.

With the game tied 26-26 through halftime, Grandview took the lead for good on Ryan Breton’s 20-yard run eight minutes into the third quarter. Jordan Martinez added touchdown runs of 4 and 1 to extend the Zebras’ lead to 47-26 with 1:42 left in the game.

White Oak scored on Dylan Gale’s one-yard run with 39 seconds remaining to cut the margin to 15 points.

Grandview’s Ryan Breton (11) throws a pass during the Zebras’ 47-32 win vs. White Oak on Friday in Van. (Richard Shoemaker, ETSN.fm)

White Oak’s Jansen McCurdy concluded a strong junior season with seven catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns, while Gale completed 10 of 33 passes for 202 yards and two scores. Tailback Hunter Owens ran 23 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came in the second quarter.

Owens’ second touchdown run, a two-yarder, cut Grandview’s lead to 26-20with 7:30 left in the first half. Gale’s two-yard touchdown pass to McCurdy tied the game with 4:03 until halftime. McCurdy scored White Oak’s first touchdown of the game on a 66-yard strike less than three minutes into the contest.

That was White Oak’s only score of the first quarter as Grandview jumped to a 20-6 advantage.

Breton completed 24 of 39 passes for 353 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions, while running 17 times for 62 yards and a score. Martinez had a game-high 161 yards on 21 carries.

Grandview’s Colby Lee and Chase Goldwater proved a tough receiving combo for the Roughnecks to stop. Lee caught nine passes for 135 yards and two scores, while Goldwater caught eight passes for 164 yards and a touchdown.

White Oak’s Hayden Nichols (9) catches a pass between Grandview’s Ethan Whitaker and Tristan Morphew (13) on Friday in Van during the Roughnecks’ 47-32 loss. (Richard Shoemaker, ETSN.fm)

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Class 2A Division I Region III
Area Playoff

Grandview 47, White Oak 32
Van Memorial Stadium, Van

White Oak — 6 20 0 6 — 32
Grandview — 20 6 7 14 — 47

First quarter
GRA — Colby Lee 14 pass from Ryan Breton (kick fail) — 10:38
WO — Jansen McCurdy 66 pass from Dylan Gale (two point fail) — 9:19
GRA — Lee 53 pass from Breton (Nathan Gullickson kick) — 7:20
GRA — Jordan Martinez 5 run (Gullickson kick) — 3:11
Second quarter
WO — Hunter Owens 6 run (Tanner Sharp kick) — 11:34
GRA — Chase Goldwater 62 pass from Breton (kick fail) — 10:07
WO — Owens 12 run (Sharp kick) — 7:30
WO — McCurdy 2 pass from Gale (kick fail), 4:03 second
Third quarter
GRA — Breton 20 run (Gullickson kick) — 4:10
Fourth quarter
GRA — Martinez 4 run (Gullickson kick) — 10:51
GRA — Martinez 1 run (Gullickson kick) — 1:42
WO — Gale 1 run (kick fail) — 0:39

WO                    GRA
First downs                   18                        33
Rushes-Yards            31-167               43-254
Passing Yards               202                     353
Comp.-Att.-Int.          11-34-0               24-39-4
Fumbles-Lost                 0-0                     0-0
Punts-Avg                    7-46.3                2-49.5
Penalties-Yards           10-78                   5-50

INDIVIDUAL
RushingWhite Oak: Darion Barr 5-15, Hunter Owens 23-121, Dylan Gale 3-31. Grandview: Jordan Martinez 21-161, Ryan Breton 17-62, Colby Lee 4-26, Bailey Smith 1-5.
PassingWhite Oak: Dylan Gale 10-33-0-202; Tanner Sharp 1-1-0-31. Grandview: Ryan Breton 24-39-4-353.
ReceivingWhite Oak: Jansen McCurdy 7-138; Hunter Owens 1-25; Hayden Nichols 1-25; Darion Barr 1-3; Riley Laken 1-11. Grandview: Colby Lee 9-135; Chase Goldwater 8-164; Jordan Martinez 7-49.

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