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