Mountain View Dominates Columbia River 61-6 As The Thunder Look To Make Some Noise In The Postseason

Written by Bryan Levesque on October 30, 2010

It had been a long time since the Mountain View Thunder football team defeated Columbia River.

5880 days to be exact.

Mountain View needed 5 overtimes to beat Columbia River 42-41 at McKenzie Stadium in September of 1994.

Friday night it took significantly less time for the Thunder to roll to their 61-6 win. Thanks to the running clock rule, most of the 3rd quarter and all of the 4th quarter zipped away.

Thunder RB’s P.J. Jones and Sterling Reynolds zipped all over the field, combining for 352 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns.

Jones finished the night with 191 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, giving him 1,042 rushing yards on the season, enough to lead the 3A GSHL.

Josh Parker took an interception back 60 yards for a score in the 2nd quarter, and TE Ryan Johnson hauled in a 14 yard pass from QB Ran Hansen as well in the 2nd.

Columbia River QB Justin Rinta scored the Chieftains lone touchdown on the night in the 4th quarter. RB Remick Kawawaki was held to just 27 yards on 9 carries and finished 2nd to Jones in rushing yards on the season with 910.

Kawawaki had led Jones in rushing yards entering the night 883-851.

With the win Mountain View improves to 7-2 on the season and 5-1 in league play. The Thunder travel to Timberline (6-3) Friday for the preliminary round of the playoffs. Location and time TBD. Columbia River falls to 5-4 on the season with the loss and 3-3 in league play. The Chieftains season is over.

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First quarter

MV — P.J. Jones 47 run (kick failed)

MV — Sterling Reynolds 35 run (Chavo Camargo kick)

Second quarter

MV — Reynolds 62 run (Camargo kick)

MV — Jones 59 run (Camargo kick)

MV — Josh Parker 60 interception return (Camargo kick)

MV — Ryan Johnson 14 pass from Ryan Hansen (Camargo kick)

Third quarter

MV — Jones 13 run (Camargo kick)

MV — Jones 7 run (kick failed)

MV — Connor Atchison 7 run (Camargo kick)

Fourth quarter

CR — Justin Rinta 3 run (run failed)


Rushing — Mountain View: PJ Jones 9-191, Sterling Reynolds 11-161, Connor Atchison 1-7, Sean McCarron 1-3, Ryan Hansen 1-3. Columbia River: Remick Kawawaki 9-27, Clayton Frank 10-22, Dennis Henderson 3-10, Mike McCann 1-5, Justin Rinta 1-3.

Passing — Mountain View: Hansen 3-4-1-56. Columbia River: Frank 12-19-2-88, McCann 2-6-1-31, Rinta 2-3-0-7.

Receiving — Mountain View: Ryan Johnson 2-42, Jeff Carmody 1-14. Columbia River: Henderson 3-32, Cameron Jay 3-25, Ben Kraft 3-20, Thomas Jacobson 3-20, John Mahoney 1-18.

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44 Responses to “Mountain View Dominates Columbia River 61-6 As The Thunder Look To Make Some Noise In The Postseason”

  1. Main on October 30th, 2010 11:44 am

    7pm Saturday in Lacey, Washington

  2. Touchet on October 30th, 2010 12:00 pm

    It’;s up to Skyview to carry the City of Vancouver, no thanks to Fort, HB, and now CR. All 3 have fallen to that vast land of no return.

  3. MeanMachineBleacherCreature on October 30th, 2010 12:09 pm

    Touchet, why isnt Union in the same group as Skyview?

  4. Embarrassed on October 30th, 2010 1:05 pm

    CR losing 61-6 is a new low point in that programs recent history. River has never, ever been beat like that. It was embarrassing and humiliating and the coaching staff should be ashamed of themselves. How, in week 9, could the coaches have those players so unprepared?? Mt. View is not Skyline for God’s sake. Much of the alumni at the game couldn’t believe what they were seeing. River coaching staff: Pull your heads out and give these kids a chance to win. The program has been down for the last 6 yrs, but now it’s out. No excuse for Friday night…..

    PS….Good luck in the playoffs, Thunder. Despite playing an un-coached River team, you guys looked very impressive.

  5. Main on October 30th, 2010 3:41 pm

    MeanMachine, he means the Vancouver SD.

  6. gshlfootballer on October 30th, 2010 5:17 pm

    I think it all started last night when Coach O decided to put a sophomore as one of the captains on Senior night!! What a slap in the face to the upper classmen. There was NO improvement over the season, especially at QB! Why wasn’t #17 put in earlier in the season, at least he shows some poise and maturity.

  7. Embarrassed on October 30th, 2010 6:07 pm

    gshlfootballer…..agree 100%. But this is typical behavior from O’Roarke and staff. What he’s doing is getting this sophomore class ready for the next two years at the expense of the upper-classmen on the team. It’s bush league and not fair to the guys who’ve put in 3 or 4 yrs in the program. That staff needs to be dismantled.

  8. tom tom on October 30th, 2010 9:57 pm

    coaching should have had a some fire in them by now,must agree more of the coaches bad than the kids,how can you not have them fired up enough to keep it close its not like they were playin union,camas etc,,,, just my oppinion,defensive coach “NEW” SCHEME WAS TERRIBLE and confusing to most (all)of the the players i talked to

  9. CRfan on October 30th, 2010 10:07 pm

    Embarrased I think your being a little harsh on the River coaching staff. My son is a senior this year and I’m a little embarrassed about the MV game also. But the choice of # 9 over # 17 for QB was the right one. And to say the river program has being going bad for the last 6 seasons is just wrong. The coaches can only do so much. At some point the kids have to perform and unfortunately they didn’t. I totally support the coaching staff and wish them luck in the future!!

  10. tom tom on October 30th, 2010 10:17 pm

    when u get that hammerd like that coaching has to take the heat,do you think union or camas would have beat us by even more,we made MV look alot better than they are,no disrespect for them either they “executed “(KEY WORD) very well,i honestly man for man dont think MV is that much bettermany did playes today and last voiced opinions of new D scheme being overwelming,u dont do major changes this late in the season

  11. Thunder on October 30th, 2010 10:24 pm

    Why is it only embarrassing that they got blown out by MV?? didnt see many people complaining about the coaches when river got blown out by Camas earlier in the year. Is it just me or are people not giving us the credit we deserve. Cuz mt view can play some football.

  12. tom tom on October 30th, 2010 10:27 pm

    you guy are very good but ,,,,,,,,,,

  13. tom tom on October 30th, 2010 10:31 pm

    unions QB has a broken leg,tough break

  14. CRfan on October 30th, 2010 10:35 pm

    Thunder, you guys do have a good team I just wish we would have had a better showing that’s why I’m embarrassed. Getting the win against you was going to be tough but I thought it would be closer. Good luck in the playoffs!!

  15. tom tom on October 30th, 2010 10:40 pm

    yes good luck to all the GSHL in the playoffs

  16. GSHL on October 30th, 2010 10:48 pm

    PJ JONES = 3a offensive player of the year

  17. wsumj on October 30th, 2010 11:17 pm

    MV has been playing great football. Since a 10-0 loss to Union, they have outscored opponents (including last night,) 203-13.

    Thats good football. Good luck Thunder football vs Timberline.

  18. Embarrassed on October 31st, 2010 11:02 am

    CRfan: I understand where you’re coming from. Ultimately, the kids have to perform. But as you saw on Friday, they were completely unprepared. If they aren’t ready, you can’t expect them to do squat…..which is what happened. And this is no disrespect to Mt. View. They are a very good team. But CR should never lose like that to ANYONE. If people aren’t questioning the coaching staff, they’re not being honest with themselves.

  19. Green and Gold on October 31st, 2010 12:04 pm

    I agree River was unprepared. Mountain view came out with formations no one has seen all year. But they still got be able to stop that offense. I was expecting a closer game.

  20. High School Football Fan I on October 31st, 2010 1:51 pm

    wsumj on October 30th, 2010 11:17 pm

    “MV has been playing great football. Since a 10-0 loss to Union, they have outscored opponents (including last night,) 203-13″.

    Thats good football. Good luck Thunder football vs Timberline.

    I agree with most of what you have to say on here as you seem to follow all teams fairly closely but something here has me on the fence about MV and the credit for the 7-2 record so far. I’m so close towards leaning your way in the fact that I think MV has turned the corner but this is holding me back.

    They opened the season beating a very bad Evergreen team as it turns out. Played Camas tough but it was early in the season and Camas was not hitting on all cylinders. They then beat a very bad Prairie team that has managed to beat Hockinson, Fort, Bay & BG. Beat Heritage and by all rights, should have lost if not for a dropped 2 point conversion and one of the worst run defenses MV has faced. Shut out by Union all though they played tough, they never really had a chance. They concluded by beating Fort, Kelso, Bay & River.

    My point is, who have they beat of note? The argument I struggle with is well, “everyone they should have on their schedule”, right? Let’s see how they do against a solid Timberline team that Camas handled early in the season. I will be pulling for Mt. View and I believe they have improved from week to week all season under Matheson but did their schedule prepare them for playoff football? We shall see.

    Good luck Mt. View!

  21. wsumj on October 31st, 2010 3:18 pm

    High School Football Fan – Your points are well taken.

    I have watched Mt. View play twice this year. 7-2 in the GSHL is respectable.
    In those 2 loses to Camas and Union, they are one or two plays away in each game from going 9-0.

    Yes, they won the games they should have. But in my opinion, that’s what good teams do. No surprises..

    Timberline lost a Week 2 game to AA North Thurston and I think the NT RB set a school record with over 300 yards rushing. In TLines 44-0 loss to AAA #3 Capital, they once again gave up over 300 yards rushing.

    I think if Jones and Reynolds can get going, MV is going to win this game.

  22. wsumj on October 31st, 2010 3:21 pm

    High School Football Fan I on October 31st, 2010 1:51 pm says

    I agree with most of what you have to say on here as you seem to follow all teams fairly closely ………. ”

    It appears that I have a lot of time on my hands! But I will take this as a compliment. Thx!

  23. Gshlfan on October 31st, 2010 3:58 pm

    High School Football Fan I…

    youre saying prairie is a “very bad team” they are not.. They played close games with everyone they lost too this year besides camas. lost 27-21 to river. lost only 20-12 to Mtn. view. By the scores of these games it concludes they are not a very bad team. Give them some credit.

  24. GSHL on October 31st, 2010 4:42 pm

    All MV has done is do what they are supposed to do. they kill the teams that need to be killed and they show up each and every week.
    They will be well prepared and ready to play timberline under coach mathieson you can take that to the bank.


  25. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on October 31st, 2010 6:17 pm

    Mt View has excellent overall team speed both on offense on defense. Their O line execution is great and they are physical on defense. they have 4 outstanding runners in Jones, Reynolds, Petterson and Carmody – seems logical they they morphed into more of a wing T after the 3rd game of the season. Their post season challenges are: Can they pass if their running game gets shut down? Can they defend effectively against a passing team? How well will their special teams perform -

  26. Ubeliever on October 31st, 2010 6:32 pm

    praire sucks always has

  27. wsumj on October 31st, 2010 6:57 pm

    GSHLfan i agree with you. Prairie is not a bad team. 3 solid receivers and both the QBs that played were pretty decent.

    I would also say the Heritage is not as bad as their record shows. I think they started to turn things around during that Camas game. It is unfortunate that Dahlberg was injured last game but O’Dell has already proved he can compete.

    The GSHL certainly was not as top heavy as recent years.

  28. MVHS Athlete on October 31st, 2010 7:32 pm

    Well when mtn view played them the thunder didnt have Dylan peterson and another one of their DB/linebacker guys out. hurts when 2 studs are out on defense and 1 on offense, may have been a factor as to why it was so close, also if they played again right now…it would be running clock

  29. updog on October 31st, 2010 8:12 pm

    the praire game for the thunder… was tough, praire showed up and after putting up a fight with camas mv was cocky. as for the two starters out.. peterson is the defensive leader that kid is a natural football player and was concussed in the 2nd quarter against camas, also the other DB/LB, martinez was hurt during that game.. when you struggle with depth it can hurt you very much, the praire game would be much different but our boys learned to not get cocky and prepare with what you have

  30. MVHS #1 on October 31st, 2010 8:17 pm


  31. tom tom on October 31st, 2010 9:44 pm


  32. High School Football Fan I on October 31st, 2010 10:04 pm

    “I think if Jones and Reynolds can get going, MV is going to win this game”.

    You may be right!

  33. CHSbleachercreature on October 31st, 2010 10:16 pm

    No doubt mv will win.

  34. Embarrassed on October 31st, 2010 10:26 pm

    tom tom: yes, I’m referring to the coaching staff, not the players. You don’t need to use all caps…..I can hear you.

  35. timefornewlife on November 1st, 2010 7:43 am

    CRfan, Shame on you for blaming anything on the kids. River has great athletes and they are not the ones calling the plays. The program has been going downhill, it needs new life. If you’ve been going to games for the last 4 years then you should see this too.

  36. camashype on November 1st, 2010 9:10 am

    Really was the qb the problem in this game. Over the last 3 games I have seen passes flying off of recievers hands for CR, into the arms of defenders. The drive 17 had on the passing plays #8 was in so maybe 8 should have gone in? On defense it looks like a db overpersues and the back cut backs on him multiple times.

    It looks like River suffered from some seniors giving up. In our game it was the sophmores that carried the fire to win. The seniors dropped their heads and quit, some even let our runners just go by them. I saw coaches coaching players and players screaming back.

    I would call that “uncoachable” not coaching.

    Good job MV. It was obvious that you wanted to be in the playoffs more and it looks like you may be the 3A team that goes the furtherest now.

  37. MVHS Athlete on November 1st, 2010 9:23 am

    I think everyone is forgetting that Mtn View will be playing bellevue at bellevue after the timberline game. not saying it is unwinnable…but it is bellevue…

  38. observer on November 1st, 2010 9:29 am

    Didn’t CR replace a whole offense and return 2 starters on defense and they went 5 -4. Which is better than the record of the team from last year.

    Sounds like the coaching staff did a good job with what they had.

  39. PopPrep on November 1st, 2010 10:23 am


    You will have no one cheering louder for the thunder to get in done than this guy right here.

  40. High School Football Fan I on November 1st, 2010 12:31 pm

    “youre saying prairie is a “very bad team” they are not.. They played close games with everyone they lost too this year besides camas. lost 27-21 to river. lost only 20-12 to Mtn. view. By the scores of these games it concludes they are not a very bad team. Give them some credit”.

    What I am saying is that based upon history (14 total wins in five seasons), their schedule this year with wins over the 4 collective teams who managed 5 wins between them including wins over winless Woodland and Hockinson who managed to beat Woodland. River just got ran off the field against MV, a team you lost to by 6 pts. A possible 36 games to win and the teams you beat were victorious in 5 games with no significant wins. You do the math.

    Now, do you have some good players on the team? My answer is a resounding YES! I can see that and to their credit, Prairie kept fighting all season. Now “beef up” your schedule next year with a Skyview, Union and another strong team up North not named Lakewood and match the 4 total wins you had this year and I would say this was not a bad team based on that criteria. Just keeping it real is all.

  41. Main on November 1st, 2010 2:44 pm

    Who cares how close games were at the beginning of the season for the Thunder?
    The most important part is that they’ve obviously put it all together and are getting hot at the right time and are playing their BEST football as they move into the prelims.

    Not to mention they’re now a 3A top 10 team, according to…,football&page=1&state=WA&sectionid=-Select-&statedivisionid=f26373d4-4263-41f0-9278-d26bf06b8e56&teamsize=11

  42. CR Truth Teller on November 5th, 2010 5:58 pm

    Q: Who are 3 people to never play football? A: Embarrassed, CRfan & gshlfootballer. Reading between the lines I hear parents crying and complaining about their kids not playing. Why? Maybe work ethic in the weight room, film room. Just because you participate on a team for 3 years does not give you a pass to start and play your senior year. Here is a stat for you. CR is an opt up 2A school. MV, Camas, Kelso are 3 of the largest 10, 3A schools in the state which means in 2012 they will more than likely be going to 4A. Tell me another SW Washington school that choose to opt up? You can’t because there is not one. Kelso, MV and Camas all had the opportunity to opt up but they decided not to. If CR did not opt up to 3A then there would not be JV teams in baseball, soccer, softball and some sports would be eliminated. Football 33-29 over the last 6 and have been in the post season 4 of 6. Last year was not the most athletic River team but they went deep into the playoffs because they were a team and not exposed to the few prima donnas and their parents. For those trying to say Coach O’Rourke (spell his name right you idiots) needs to be fired then get in line. People have been trying to do that for the last 10 years because he puts players on the field who play. Not participants. Quit your complaining and suck it up. Lift, study game film and not just watch it because there is always a group of sophomores waiting to take a starting spot. If you don’t like it, transfer out because NOBODY and River cares about your complaining because River puts players on the field in all sports and not whining participants.

  43. CR Truth Teller on November 5th, 2010 6:01 pm

    Good luck to Mountain View football. I hope you dominate all the way through state becuase that puts SW Washingtin football on the map and put an extra beating on any Metro team from Seattle you may face.

  44. CRfan on November 8th, 2010 10:30 pm

    CR Truth: I don’t know why you are calling me out. I agree with everything you said and if you read my posts I support the coaches. So ease up

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