Junior Koby Sobremesana scored five of the Red Devils’ eight goals, and senior Jacob Francis knocked in the other three goals. The win improves the Red Devils record to 2-0 in the still-young season.
Goalkeeper Layton Call, a senior, picked up the shutout win.
Francis scored his first goal one minute into the contest, and the Red Devils added five more points before halftime to head into the second half with a 6-0 lead.
In the junior varsity game that followed, Grand’s JV team rolled to a 7-0 win over North Sevier. Both contests ended early due to the mercy rule.
“All around, we had very well-executed games by both our varsity and JV,” said GCHS head coach Mick Dunlavey. “There was a lot of unselfish play and teamwork. We moved the ball as quickly as possible and circulated it well.”
This week, Grand was scheduled to play two divisional games on the road on back-to-back days. The Red Devils were scheduled to travel to Gunnison to face the Bulldogs on Wednesday, March 19, and will then head to Emery to play the Spartans on Thursday, March 20.
“We’ll definitely be challenged by Gunnison,” Dunlavey said. “We need to keep a good attitude and play to our ability with confidence.”
As for Emery, the Red Devils previously defeated the Spartans 3-2 at Moab to start their season on March 6. Dunlavey said Grand dominated that game in terms of field position and shots on goal, even though the scoreboard didn’t reflect the well-played effort.
“We’re looking to clean up some of the errors we made in that first game and do a better job of communicating with each other out on the field,” he said. “We’ve been playing with a lot of poise and class, and we’ve got to keep that positive feeling.”