Heritage One Step Closer To League Title With 28-21 Win Over Mountain View
Written by Bryan Levesque on October 24, 2009
The Heritage Timberwolves are one win away from a second 4A GSHL co-championship following their 28-21 win over Mountain View Friday night.
Heritage fell behind 7-0 early following Mountain View RB P.J. Jones’s 4 yard TD run. The Timberwolves answered with an 11 play 67 yard drive, capped off by a 4 yard TD run from QB Garrett Grayson. The score ramained 7-7 for most of the first half until Heritage DB Doug Van Aalst picked off Thunder QB Lucas Swanson giving Heritage the ball at the Thunder 42. 9 plays later, Grayson ran in his second TD this one from 5 yards out, giving Heritage a 14-7 halftime lead.
Late in the third quarter, Grayson hit Van Aalst from 28 yards out capping off a 6 play 65 yard drive and giving Heritage a 21-7 lead.
Early in the the fourth, Thunder DB Jeff Carmondy recovered a Timberwolves fumble at the Heritage 42. On the next play Swanson hit Rashan Williams for the score cutting the lead to 21-14. Both teams next exchanged punts before Heritage again looked to put away Mountain View as Grayson ran in his 3rd TD on the night, this one from 37 yards out right up the middle of the Thudner defense giving Heritage a 28-14 lead with 2:29 remaining in the game. Mountain View was not finished yet, as they drove 65 yards in only 4 plays as Swanson hit Andrew White from 27 yards out with 2:06 left cutting the lead to 28-21. Heritage then could not run out the clock, as on 4th down with 8 seconds left in the game, Heritage decided not to punt the ball, but Grayson threw the ball deep attempting to kill the rest of the clock. Grayson’s pass landed incomplete with 1.8 seconds left and gave Mountain View 1 last shot from the Timberwolves 43. Swansons pass was intercepted by Ben Lyons to finally end the game.
With the win Heritage improves to 4-4 and 3-1 in league play. The Timberwolves host Skyview (5-2 4-0) on Friday. With a win, Heritage will be co-champs with Skyview and earn the leagues #1 spot in the playoffs. A loss by Heritage along with a Kelso win and Mountain View win, will still get Heritage the #2 playoff spot. A loss along with a Evergreen win and Kelso loss will put Heritage out of the playoffs. A loss along with a Kelso and Evergreen win would cause a 3 way tie for 2nd, and a tie breaker on Monday November 2nd.
Mountain View drops to 4-4 and 1-3 in league with the loss. The Thunder will play Evergreen as the home team on Friday.
Bryan – Mountain View – ×
Mike – Heritage ×
MV—P.J. Jones 4 run (Jose Camargo kick)
Her—Garrett Grayson 4 run (Garrett Worle kick)
Her—Grayson 5 run (Worle kick)
Her—Doug Van Aalst 28 from Grayson (Worle kick)
MV—Rashan Williams 42 from Lucas Swanson (Camargo kick)
Her—Grayson 37 run (Worle kick)
MV—Andrew White 28 from Swanson (Camargo kick)