Mountain View Sees Playoff Hopes Slip Away In The 4th Quarter As The Thunder Fall 29-28 At Timberline

Written by Bryan Levesque on November 7, 2010

Mountain View looked well on their way to a date with the infamous Bellevue Wolverines when they led the host Timberline Blazers 28-7 entering the 4th quarter.

However, the battle of the wing-t’s was not meant to be as Timberline stormed back for 22 unanswered points in the final frame and sent the Thunder home for the season with a 29-28 loss.

Thunder RB’s P.J. Jones and Jeff Carmody each scored a pair of touchdowns on the night. Jones broke open the scoring with a 36 yard run in the 1st, then pushed the lead to 14-0 in the second when he took a pass from QB Ryan Hansen 34 yards for another touchdown.

Carmody added a 15 yard run in the 2nd and a 9 yard run in the 3rd which appeared to put the game out of reach.

Timberline however was not ready to concede the game just yet. QB Kevin Russell hit Charles MacNeil from 2 yards out early in the 4th quarter for their second scoring connection on the night. The Blazers then went for the onside kick down 14 with over 10 minutes remaining in the game, but Thunder DB Josh Parker covered it up and set up Mountain View with nice field position.

Mountain View however went 3 and out and punted. Well they actually punted twice. They really wish they only had to punt once. Following a Thunder penalty on the punt, Timberline chose to back up Mountain View 10 yards and make them kick again, a very good decision as it turns out. Blazer’s Anthony Chaney returned the punt 65 yards for a touchdown and just like that the score was 28-21, and there was still 8:16 left in the game.

The 2 squads traded a pair of interceptions after the punt return. The second of which was Thunder Safety Jeremy Martinez who got Mountain View the ball back at their 21 with 6:42 remaining in the game.

After 3 quarters of moving the ball with relative ease, things hit the skids for the Thunder offense. Another 3 and out and Timberline was in business at their own 43.

The Blazers went right down the field and scored on yet another Russell to MacNeil pass, this one from 5 yards out. Then with 3:19 left in the game, Timberline went for 2 and the win. And they got it.

With the loss Mountain View falls to 7-3 on the season. The Thunder’s season is over.

Experts Picks

Bryan – Mountain View x
Mike – Mountain View x
Cody – Mountain View x

Mountain View Thunder

Timberline Blazers

first quarter

MV – P.J. Jones 36 run (kick good)

second quarter

MV – Jones 34 pass from Ryan Hansen (kick good)

TIM - Charles MacNeil 15 pass from Kevin Russell (kick good)

MV –  Jeff Carmody  15 run (kick good)

third quarter

MV - Jeff Carmody  9 run (kick good)

forth quarter

TIM - MacNeil 2 pass from Russell (kick good)

TIM – Anthony Chaney 65 punt return (kick good)

TIM - MacNeil 5 pass from Russell (pass good)


Rushing — Mountain View: PJ Jones 17-103, Jeff Carmody 8-86, Sterling Reynolds 18-72, Ryan Hansen 3-18; Timberline: Spencer Crump 8-47, Mitchell Cone 5-18, Kevin Russell 6-17.

Passing — Mountain View: Ryan Hansen 3-8-65-1; Timberline: Kevin Russell 22-37-228-1.

Receiving — Mountain View: PJ Jones 1-34, Ryan Johnson 1-19, Jeff Carmody 1-12; Timberline: Charles MacNeil 14-137, Junior Chaney 4-37, James Segura-Mitchell 2-34, Dale Garcia 2-20.

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12 Responses to “Mountain View Sees Playoff Hopes Slip Away In The 4th Quarter As The Thunder Fall 29-28 At Timberline”

  1. Sideshow Bill on November 7th, 2010 7:32 am

    Most exciting 12 minutes of football I’ve ever seen. That MV team is pretty good, but the Blazers had opportuniteis all night to make big plays. They finally put it together in the fourth quarter and capitalized on them.

  2. Farside on November 7th, 2010 9:08 am

    My heart goes out to Mt. View. Tough one to lose. Congrats on a great season – you achieved much more than many expected.

    Good luck next season!

  3. MVHS Athlete on November 7th, 2010 9:21 am

    Very Very tough loss for the thunder. But they will be back next year.

  4. Man on November 7th, 2010 12:49 pm

    We might have lost this year but next year we’re gonna be stacked so every one better look out for us to go deep in the playoffs. Our burners are gonna torch defenses next year, watch out for our running backs and receivers.

  5. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on November 7th, 2010 6:03 pm

    Man on November, hate to burst your bubble but PJ Jones , Peterson and Carmody, most of the O and D line graduate – Your LBs graduate , DBs and safety graduate – who do you have returning that started or played significant time on the field besides Sterling Reynolds and Ryan Johnson?

  6. ThunderFBplayer on November 7th, 2010 10:46 pm


    to be honest, i dont think this “Man on november” guy is on the same team i am on. There are some good athletes on our JV team but you are right, we are losing parts to our offense and defense that will be very difficult to replace. its tough when you have three starters on offense returning for next year (johnson TE, reynolds RB, stolz OL) and 3 on defense as well (mitchell DE, johnson DT, stolz DE) to not be optimistic. yes, were losing alot of guys, guys who are hard to replace. But i know that we have solid leaders in Johnson and Reynolds and others to make sure that team is ready to go next year. you can take that to the bank. Our guys just need to hit the weightroom and mature into good varsity football players over the off season. it Sucks tho cuz our season really shouldnt be over right now….

  7. Sideshow Bill on November 8th, 2010 6:38 am

    Why shouldn’t it be over? You got beat by a team that shut down your offense for an entire quarter. A team that won the turnover battle. A team that expoloited your special teams weaknesses. A team that should have put up at least two more scores (a terrible block in the back call on the goal line and Jones was torched so bad on a hitch & go that fell incomplete that he got pulled from defense for the rest of the game). No, you made it just as far as you should have. Top 32, not quite top 16. Hope you can reload instead of rebuild, because Camas needs some steady competition down there.

  8. Sideshow Bill on November 8th, 2010 11:58 am

    Sure sign of a loser is the one that says, “we didn’t get beat, we lost because of bad refs/calls/playcalling/etc.” Come on, man! MV had to start throwing the ball in the 4th. They couldn’t run effectively anymore. They looked tired and beat up. Momentum and swung to the point of desperation. Their defense sold out all game to stop the run, and couldn’t cover the pass. Russell had a QB rating of 136! Face reality for a moment. MV was pretty good. #2 in GSHL good, but stop drinking the Clark County Kool-Aid for a bit.

    MV had their one year of a senior-laden team and got beat by a bunch of sophomores and juniors. T-Line will be dominant next year and MV will likely be back in the Prairie, CR, HB pack as they rebuild.

    Oh, and PAT coverage is a special teams play, too. Seems the winning score was due to a special teams weakness exploited to perfection by T-Line.

  9. Gamer on November 8th, 2010 2:33 pm

    whatever SIdeShow Bill, keep talking and over hipping your team your gonna get an a** kick this coming weekend so will see how much your talking then, “Clark county Kool aid”???!! good one, you and all the fans and teams up there have no respect for GSHL and clark county and soon enough you and the rest of the teams up there will be looking up at GSHL, keep talking and thinking your blue blood soon enough you’ll be put in place

  10. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on November 8th, 2010 4:50 pm

    Bellevue 44 Timberline 00 -

  11. Tfan on November 11th, 2010 10:08 am

    Come on Sidehow Bill, MV lost in the end because they play to many players both ways, without any rest the whole game in the fourth quarter the line ran out of gas.
    Its not the Refs or the players fault that they lost to a team they were better than and should have and were dominating. It is the because the coaches only play about 18 players and get none of the starters any rest. You cant stack the box and run up the middle every time then have the same kids get double teamed on defense every play without them getting tired. College, Pros and every other level get their DL rest during the game. you get some kids rested during the middle of the game so that the starters have the legs to pressure the QB when you need it. Thats the job of the line coaches so the head coach can call the plays.

  12. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on November 13th, 2010 9:12 am

    Sideshow Bill – here you go BELLEVUE — The Bellevue Wolverines, back-to-back 3A state football champions, rushed for 458 yards on 52 carries, but coach Butch Goncharoff credited his team’s defense for its easy 58-14 win over Timberline in the first round of the 3A state playoffs.

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