Grossmont finished off their regular season with a dominating victory over the West Hills Wolfpack 48-14 on homecoming night and in front of thousands of people. Even though Grossmont didn’t get a share of a league title, they will be a high seed in the open division playoffs. Grossmont’s offense was unstoppable as Hunter Gaines led the offense and did a terrific job. West Hills was able to put up a fight in the first quarter as they tied it 14-14 but the Grossmont defense stepped up and didn’t allow a score in three-quarters. In the first half, Grossmont’s defense forced a fumble and set a CIF record for most fumble recoveries in a regular season with 26. In the second half, Grossmont’s Hunter Gaines hit Domonique Guevara for a 10-yard touchdown and with that touchdown Guevara became Grossmont’s all-time receiving touchdown leader. As much as West Hills wanted to get things going, it just wasn’t happening. Grossmont will be high seeded in the Open Division playoffs and will be ready to play whoever comes their way. The West Hills Wolfpack will be in the division 1 playoffs hoping to bounce back after a tough loss to the Foothillers.
PREVIEW: The Grossmont Foothillers took their first loss of the season last week, losing to Helix in a tough fought out game. Grossmont is now 8-1 on the season and 3-1 in league play. Even though Helix beat Grossmont and guaranteed their spot in a share of a league title. Grossmont can beat West Hills this Friday and hope that Valhalla pulls off an upset and takes down Helix. The West Hills Wolfpack (5-4) (1-3) have no shot at a league title but will play for pride and their ranking in the division 2 playoffs as they sit around number eight out of sixteen teams that make the playoffs. The Wolfpack started off the season (4-1) then lost three out of their last four but will hope to end the regular season with a victory and a big upset.
Grossmont’s power offense in led by quarterback Hunter Gaines who had a terrific season so far and a big reason for that is because of his star wide receiver Jailen Bailey. Playing at home, the Foothiller defense will be pumped and ready to put on a show in front of their crowd.
West Hill’s knows it will take a lot to pull off this upset but it is not impossible. If the Wolfpack come out to play like how they did the first half of the season, this can be a ball game. Running back Griffin Guinn will carry the offense work load as he had a monster season.
Will the upset be pulled off or will the Foothiller carry their momentum into playoffs? Tune in to KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report Friday night at 10:30 PM to find out.