Vacaville High School football team has rough night in loss to Granite Bay BY: MATT MILLER/ VACAVILLE REPORTER
VACAVILLE  Granite Bay High School's football team showed up at Tom Zunino Stadium  with big credentials Friday night and needed only three plays to back them up.  The defending Division I state and Sac-Joaquin Section champions were on the scoreboard  with 10:55 remaining in the first quarter when Grizzlies standout Tony Ellison scored the  first of his four touchdowns with a 22-yard TD run. Granite Bay went on to score seven  offensive touchdowns en route to a 46-28 victory over Vacaville.  "They have some really special guys," Vacaville head coach Mike Papadopoulos said. "We  had some really critical mistakes in spots that could have kept us in the game. We were glad to play them. They will immediately make us better."  Vacaville lost for the first time this season and fell to 2-1. The Bulldogs lost by a similar  score of 47-21 last year at Granite Bay.  Ellison had 155 of Granite Bay's 257 rushing yards, with touchdown runs of 22, 71, 28  and 1 yards. The Grizzlies also passed for 223. Quarterback Taylor Peterson had a 17 yard  touchdown pass to Marc Ellis and Granite Bay's other quarterback, Josh Neal, had a 37-yard  TD pass to Ellis. The Grizzlies also scored on a 45-yard touchdown run by Kirk McKeon.  The 5-foot-7, 170-pound Ellison, who has verbally committed to the University of Arizona,  had an array of moves and used his quickness to pick up big yards on offensive runs and  kickoff returns. He also made a circus catch near the goal line that set up his own touchdown.  Vacaville rushed for 258 on the ground and added another 58 passing yards.  The Bulldogs scored a touchdown in each quarter. Daniel Mewborn had an 11-yard  touchdown run in the first quarter, and brother David Mewborn went 28 yards for a score  in the second. Damonte Moore raced 16 yards for a score in the third quarter.  Drew Chitwood got the defense in the scoring column with a fumble recovery and 25-yard  run for a touchdown in the final period.  Moore ended up as the Bulldogs' leading rusher with 99 yards on 11 carries. David Mewborn  had 78 yards on 13 carries. Tanner Donaldson caught five passes from quarterback Chad  Hekking for 48 yards.  "They're the state champions," David Mewborn said. "We have to learn from our mistakes  and get better every week. That's a disciplined team that doesn't make a lot of mistakes.  We made way too many and need to go back to work."  Vacaville will try and bounce back next week with another tough matchup at Oak Ridge. Granite Bay 46 Vacaville 28
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