Mountain View Explodes In 4th Quarter To Defeat Battle Ground 28-20
Written by Bryan Levesque on October 17, 2009
Both Mountain View and Battle Ground were coming off disappointing performances last week, and with both teams at 0-2 in league the looser would be out of the playoff race.
Battle Ground looked dominate early, as the Tigers took the game’s opening drive 68 yards on 8 plays, and QB Chris Paul found WR John Simon from 8 yards out and the Tigers had an early 7-0 lead.
The next 12 minutes of the game saw 6 outs, 1 INT and 1 turn over on downs. Battle Ground had a chance to bury the Thunder early as they had 3 straight possessions start in Mountain View territory, however the Tigers failed to score on all 3 drives (INT, downs, punt).
Mountain View finally got things going, and drove 80 yards in only 6 plays when Thunder RB P.J. Jones ran in from 16 yards out and tied the score at 7-7.
As the second half started, the Tigers again marched right down the field, going 47 yards in only 4 plays as Komivi Akengue ran in from 4 yards out and gave Battle Ground a 14-7 lead.
Each team turned the ball over on their next drives then they each punted. Mountain View struck next as they started the 4th quarter, Thunder WR Andrew White found a wide open Rashan Williams from 33 yards out on a halfback pass. The extra point was not good and Battle Ground still led, 14-13.
The Tigers fumbled on their next drive and Mountain View made them pay, as the Thunder took the short field and drove 38 yards in 6 plays as QB Lucas Swanson ran in from 1 yard out. The Thunder went for 2, and Swanson hit TE Zach Chapman in the back of the end zone on a jump ball, giving Mountain View a 21-14 lead.
Thunder DB Andrew White picked off Paul 2 plays later, and P.J. Jones made the Tigers pay, as he ran in from 63 yards on a 2 play 80 yard drive giving Mountain View a 28-14 lead.
The Tigers did not give up and drove 68 yards on 5 plays when QB Jordon Monfort found Simon again from 18 yards out cutting the lead to 28-20 with just under 2 min remaining. The onsides kick was recovered by the Thunder and they were able to run out the clock and hold on for the win, and a slim chance at post season play.
Bryan – Mountain View √
Mike – Mountain View √
BG — John Simon 8 pass from Chris Paul (Mac Brandenburger kick)
MV — P.J. Jones 16 run (Jose Camargo kick)
BG — Komivi Akengue 4 run (Brandenburer kick)
MV — Rashan Williams 33 pass from Andrew White (kick failed)
MV — Lucas Swanson 1 run (Zach Chapman pass from Swanson)
MV — Jones 63 run (Camargo kick)
BG — Simon 18 pass from Jordon Monfort (kick blocked)