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Union Edges Mountain View 10-0 In Defensive Struggle | Greater St. Helens League Football

Union Edges Mountain View 10-0 In Defensive Struggle

Written by Bryan Levesque on October 2, 2010

Union’s defense did not allow a point for a second game in a row Friday as the Titans edged Mountain View 10-0.

Titans QB Kaben Humphrey-Butler hit WB Ray Burney on a 80 yard touchdown bomb in the second quarter to go up 10-0 on the Thunder. Union RB Zak Browning had a touchdown called back in the second half, and almost scored late in the 4th quarter. However the Thunder defense keep the game close all night. Mountain View appeared to cut the game to 10-7 with 2 minutes left in the game when Thunder QB Ryan Hansen threw to WR Josh Parker in the end zone. The crowd erupted in excitement only to come back down after the 4th down pass was ruled incomplete.

With the win Union improves to 4-1 on the season. The Titans will host Heritage (1-4 0-1) in their first league game of the year Friday at McKenzie Stadium 8:00 p.m. Mountain View falls to 3-2 on the season with the loss. The Thunder will travel to Fort Vancouver (2-3 0-2) Friday at Kiggins Bowl 7:00 p.m.

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View all 45 of Miller’s photos from the Union v Mountain View game.

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Union Titans

Mountain View Thunder

first quarter

U – Hudson Poissant 20 FG

second quarter

U – Ray Burney 80 pass from Kaben Humphrey-Butler (Poissant kick)


Rushing – Union: Zak Browning 9-138, Brandon Brody-Heim 14-69; Mountain View: Sterling Reynolds 15-72.

Passing – Union: Humphrey-Butler 9-14-0-150; Mountain View: Ryan Hansen 5-13-0-55.

Receiving – Union: Burney 3-103, Brody-Heim 2-21, T.J. Boatright 1-20, Gabe Rego 2-6; Mountain View: Ryan Johnson 3-46, Jeff Carmody 1-6, P.J. Jones 1-3.

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63 Responses to “Union Edges Mountain View 10-0 In Defensive Struggle”

  1. DCGardner on October 2nd, 2010 10:31 am

    I wasn’t there, so I can’t say this with absolute certainty, but if Union really did struggle then…

    A. They aren’t nearly as good as we thought

    or (preferably) B. MVHS is much better than we all thought.

  2. "NEWOFFENSEGREEN" on October 2nd, 2010 10:34 am

    If MV wasn’t so 1 dimensional and hit those receivers wide open, they have a better chance !! Is J P Jones ok today, bet those bells are still ringing. Way to much pressure on the running backs, good inside backers will feast on your running backs. MV showed a ton of guts deserve preys. #70 the center played well. Some of his blocks I could tell where personal. After JP took one for the team, #70 put the nose guide and the inside backer who crushed J P on previous play on their ass, respectfully of cuz !! Enjoy the films #70 !!!

  3. The View on October 2nd, 2010 10:42 am

    Hey DC, to answer your question above I would say it’s B. MVHS is much better than we all thought….and they will get better as the season progresses….they may peak going into the play-offs which is the goal. The Union game was a non league game and in reality not a big deal. In my opinion MVHS will most likely finish the regular season 7-2 with losses to Camas and Union. I think that’s very respectable especially how they competed against both of those teams. When was the last time someone down here in the GSHL held Union to 10 points?

  4. DCGardner on October 2nd, 2010 10:45 am

    Skyview got close last year with that 14-9 loss.

    I think that this is a first actually.

    But its not a good first ><

  5. The View on October 2nd, 2010 10:45 am

    I hope Bryan moves Mt View ahead of Kelso in the power rankings after last nights contests…Kelso was destroyed by Union 36-0 and barely won last night against Ft Vancouver…It only makes sense….

  6. "NEWOFFENSEGREEN" on October 2nd, 2010 10:49 am

    Hey DC, Don’t get your hopes up to hi. MV played well enough to keep it at 10-0, but victory was nowhere in site. Coach Piland was distracted by poor officiating on his side of the field. He went to white hat several times of this official. I’m sure Piland was playing 2 games, you know one eye on sideline and one on the game, LOL !! Union is as good as advertise, trust me …….. A EHS Fan

  7. Gamer on October 2nd, 2010 11:05 am

    oh so “newoffensegreen” your saying that union didnt win by a bigger margin because the coach was busy with the refs. Give me a break, Union is over rated this year and you know it, self claimed “GSHL kings” hahaha if it wasnt cause MV’s PJ got hurt this game would have ended alot different.
    Also the TheColumbian’s saying that Union fans and parents showed so much class and blah blah, ask any of the MV players, they were SPIT on at YELLED at after the game by union PARENTS and fans, real class right more like trash. I saw players after the game and some were crying because this game ment so much to them, what type of parents spit and yell at someone after a game like that!!?

  8. MeanMachineBleacherCreature on October 2nd, 2010 11:53 am

    victory was nowhere in sight? It sounds like the kicker missed a field goal and a pass was dropped in the end zone… sounds like 10-10 to me…

  9. Hydro on October 2nd, 2010 11:59 am

    Union had A LOT of offensive penalties that stalled things and brought a long touchdown back. Then they could have scored again at the end of the game but decided to take a knee which is fine because there is no point in that. MV’s defense did show up nice for the game, they looked good.

    Gamer, if Brian hasn’t gotten rid of you yet–you are probably on the axe list. Those comments are stupid.

  10. A fan on October 2nd, 2010 12:04 pm

    Gamer, im guessing you either were not at the game, or you’re just trying to start something, because you could not be more wrong. Everyone from the Union side showed nothing but respect for mountain. Apparently you didnt see the signs or the blue hearts that every union fan was wearing. Dont bring your ignorant crap onto these forums.

  11. Goochy on October 2nd, 2010 12:09 pm

    Also union fumbled the ball more than 10 times they recovered but they wasted so many plays and shot themselves in the foot so many times that night.

  12. Yehhaww on October 2nd, 2010 12:10 pm

    Why should gamer be axed? Aside from the pj statement who was shut down by the titans defense the rest is true

  13. Goochy on October 2nd, 2010 12:20 pm

    Okay to gamers comment on the fans, You really think anyone is going to believe that? The spitting and yelling and making kids cry? Seriously if anyone believes that is the most gullable person here and for you to post that on here as if its fact makes you gullable as well. If any fan does that they get kicked out of the game security was tight at that game and you really think 30-50 year old parents wanna spit on opposing teams and kids let me enphasive kids!!! playing football than your just an imbecile. I believe if they made kids cry after the game and all that i believe the the parents and, you know i’m not even go on cause your little statement was the dumbest thing i have ever heard in my entire life. And wait spit and yell at the kids after the game? Crying yes maybe because of the loss but the parents went and spit and yelled at them hahaha, you think the mountainview fans, parents, and staff wouldnt do anything bout it? Your statement is just a load crap.

  14. bigplay ray on October 2nd, 2010 1:13 pm

    Union got lucky with this win. they are clearly over rated and so last year.

  15. Your Mom on October 2nd, 2010 3:32 pm

    Oh silly Gamer. If you want to start trouble, at least come up with something plausible. What REALLY happened after the game was a lot of handshakes, pats on the back, and hugs between former classmates and teammates, some now at Mt. view and some at Union.

  16. wsumj on October 2nd, 2010 3:47 pm

    DC I am going to with B.

    MV is a solid football team… And for Union to pitch another shut out? That’s just plain solid.

    Defense wins games. Any level, any sport.

  17. Dude, Really? on October 2nd, 2010 4:15 pm

    Dude, Gamer, really? Uhhhhh…there is a reason Union is really good. There is a reason there happens to be really nice nieghborhoods in the area of Union. There is a reason the parents and players of Union live in those really nice nieghborhoods. They are successful, hard working, intelligent people. They have self control. They have BRAINS, unlike you. Dumbest comment I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t resist.
    It comes down to one thing – people are jealous of otehr people’s success and being the top dog. That’s just how it is. There’s no debate to that and it’s indisputable. And this is coming from an Evergreen alum/player from the late 90’s that still lives in the Evergreen area. Not the fancy neighborhood. I’m not jealous – I appreciate excellence. To me it’s just the best of Evergreen in another unifom. It inspires me. I want to achieve at those levels of excellence in life. Why be jealous and try to bring them down? Get your crap together and either root on our area’s finest, beat them, or get out of the way and keep quiet.

  18. Tiannam on October 2nd, 2010 6:02 pm

    I don’t think Gamers comments are anymore radical and absurd as everyone attacking him. I’d know what he’s talking about. After the the class the Union parents showed at the camas union game last year. Throwing rocks at our band while they played Unions fight song for them.

    Chill out.

  19. DCGardner on October 2nd, 2010 6:34 pm

    I think that you want to hate Union so much you make up fake stories in your head just so you have another reason to bash them.

  20. CHSbleachercreature on October 2nd, 2010 7:31 pm

    Please dont believe the people who make up stories about camas/union. I dont know if people like to see the arguements or what but its just stupid…

  21. Tiannam on October 2nd, 2010 7:32 pm

    What fake stories?

  22. MeanMachineBleacherCreature on October 2nd, 2010 7:48 pm

    Agree with CHS, i think we would have heard of these stories much earlier than a year later. This is the first time ive heard of the rock throwing incident. I dont buy it.

  23. K-nute on October 2nd, 2010 7:53 pm

    If Union comitted penalties then they should be called. But, seriously…are they so undisciplined that they should be called as often as they were? How about our first illegal assisting penalty since…I dunno…EVER – Ridiculous!!!!

    MV played very well, they have a nice squad but seriously this game was not as close as the score shows. Look, I pay to see a good game. What I don’t appreciate are the officials stealing the spotlight with over-officiating which this game clearly was. Call the penalties, don’t control the outcome!

    DC – Union did struggle, but it appeared as though they were working on the passing game. Mt. View is no slouch and they stepped up big time. But, the U should have been allowed to put this game away earlier than the final minutes of the game. Combination of Union taking Mt. View lightly, Mt. View playing well – certainly not great. The officials playing a major role and perhaps the U not being as good as advertised.

    Time to get serious, Union! League play starts next week and Heritage is better than their record – believe that!

  24. MeanMachineBleacherCreature on October 2nd, 2010 8:07 pm

    Im fine with these claims that the score didnt show how not close the game was. But if they fumbled on more than 10 times, and wasted so many plays, how are they still considered so dominant? And Kings of the GSHL?

    Sure the defense shut out the Thunder. But Union only put up 10! Against MV: Heritage put up 29, Camas put up 27, and even PRAIRIE put up 12!

    It sounds like this Union offense needs a lot of work before they can pass Camas in the power rankings, or go anywhere in the playoffs.

  25. K-nute on October 2nd, 2010 8:07 pm

    Couple more things – With one exception Mt. View’s secondary shut down the Union passing game. PERIOD!. Second – Union run D is as good as last year, which is incredibly high praise. I feel they won the battle in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Which is no small feat since #99 for Mt. View is maybe the best defensive lineman in the league 3A or 4A.

  26. K-nute on October 2nd, 2010 8:21 pm

    Mean Machine…or, I mean High School Football Fan…err…I mean Mean Machine… whichever of your split personalities you are at this moment (emberrasing) you weren’t there, so perhaps you should think twice about posting….but, since you brought it up – they absolutely did not fumble 10 times. They did fumble a couple times. But, really it was the officials that called an unbelievable number of stupid penalties on Union. It got to the point where after every single offensive play you looked for a flag, which was most likely there. I hate to blame the officials – and like I said, if Union comitted penalties then they should be called. But, this was almost unprecented how often they were called. I was offended at how bad the officiating was in this game. It took away from the game and made it just seem so one sided that it became clear that the officials were only there to send a message to Union. It is not physically possible to downplay how much of an effect the officials had on this game – OKAY?! I’m talking about every single offensive play there was laundry. So, read into this game what you will. I tried to be as impartial as I could on my initial post, but if you think that Union is only 10 points better than Mt. View than you are mistaken.

  27. MeanMachineBleacherCreature on October 2nd, 2010 9:07 pm

    Good lord K-nute, you get quite fired up about things that are so unnecessary. Attacking me personally gets you nowhere. As far as that goes, ive only ever been under the name MeanMachineBleacherCreature. And im gonna speak my opinion about what i think on these GSHL games. Sorry im not all about Union all the time like you.

    As far as the game goes, no i wasnt there. And “Goochy” on post 10 said they did fumble 10 times, and when nobody says they didnt, i thought it was true. So to freak out on me for giving my opinion on second hand information comes across as quite childish.

    Read all of the posts before freaking out on me next time huh?

  28. MeanMachineBleacherCreature on October 2nd, 2010 9:44 pm

    Can i even ask what post youre referring to? You arent making sense at all. I cant wait for the real High School Football Fan to get on here and have a good chuckle with us. You can have Bryan look and see that I always use the same email, and i have absolutely no idea what email Football Fan uses.

    And id like to see where these rules are written that i cant give my opinion however often i want? Do i spend way too much time on this website? For sure. Without a doubt. I will be the first to admit that.

    I love high school football and love to give my opinion on games besides the Camas ones. So criticize me all you want. See how far it gets you in life to argue with a high school student.

  29. K-nute on October 2nd, 2010 10:38 pm

    You weren’t at this game, you add nothing to this conversation and quite frankly I don’t know why anyone would care about your opinion here. Go to the Camas thread!

  30. MVHS Athlete on October 2nd, 2010 11:20 pm

    Maybe did you ever think that they called those penelties because Union wouldnt stop what they were doing and were actually committing the penelties? weird concept i know

  31. K-nute on October 2nd, 2010 11:32 pm

    Illegal assistance? C’mon, MVHS…I gave the thunder major credit, but you can’t overlook the fact that the ref’s were knit-picking Union. Holding can almost be called on every play, by every team in every game. In this game it WAS called on almost every play. Really? Union is THAT undisciplined? right! Poor officiating played a major role, you would have to admit. But, also MV stepped up big, as I also pointed out.

  32. Touchet on October 2nd, 2010 11:57 pm

    K-nute you are easy to get riled up, if you played any ball I bet you got flaged alot for unsportsmanlike conduct, am I right? Enquiring Minds want to know. Go Big Nine.

  33. K-nute on October 3rd, 2010 12:23 am

    Illegal procedure once, and I got called for a face mask against future Seahawk & current analyst David Wyman (Wooster Colts – Reno, NV ’82) but, never unsportsmanlike conduct in 2 years of varsity ball.

  34. GSHL observer on October 3rd, 2010 12:58 am

    K-nute, i was at this game as well. i also noticed that #99 is a great player for MV and was in the backfield all night. Who the heck is that kid??

  35. MVHS Athlete on October 3rd, 2010 2:21 am

    That kids dad played football at oregon back in the 90’s. He’s got the genes and the work ethic to go somewhere bigtime

  36. Main on October 3rd, 2010 1:31 pm

    Ryan Johnson # 99 JR, 6′ 3″ 235
    Varsity Basketball/Baseball/Football since he was a freshman
    All-League DH Baseball 2009/10
    Honorable Mention Baskteball 2010
    Father played DL for the Ducks, drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 90s

    The kid is the real deal.

  37. GSHL Football fan 2010 on October 3rd, 2010 4:23 pm

    If Mt View could pass or kick a field goal they would be dangerous, #99 can throw the ball very well and has played QB before, and since he is the punter why wouldn’t you have him kick field goals as well?

  38. MVHS Athlete on October 3rd, 2010 4:35 pm

    Because he cant kick field goals. We have a kid doin it that did it last year and he may not be the best he does an alright job. Ryan just has a natural booming punters leg

  39. GSHL Football fan 2010 on October 3rd, 2010 4:44 pm

    and he has a naturally strong arm as well….

  40. MVHS Athlete on October 3rd, 2010 5:01 pm

    Yes. and has good hands. and a beautiful swing that hit home runs off of jeff aims. A nice curveball. He has a nice shot as well. the kid is a stud. straight up. 11 varsity letters in high school. Mtn view is doing what then can with him. And he working his tail off

  41. CHSbacker on October 3rd, 2010 7:12 pm

    knute, quit blaming the officials, Union played like crap and you know it. quit making lame excuses for a poor performance, 10 points? thats a pathetic performance against an average team at best.

  42. MVHS Athlete on October 3rd, 2010 9:02 pm

    An AVERAGE team? an average team does not hold Union to 10 points. no matter who they graduated and what not. Mtn View may not have all the athletes that camas has, and they may not be as good as camas. But they are most likely going to end up 7 and 2 this year losing to the 2 top teams in the state…an average team doesnt go 7 and 2

  43. jackrabbit on October 4th, 2010 7:50 am

    an average team can go 7-2 in the gshl

  44. SAM on October 4th, 2010 6:45 pm

    Union is good but didn’t play as well as they should have and mtn view didn’t play bad plain and simple union is the overall better team and lets not forget how union man handle camas in the pre season.

  45. MVHS Athlete on October 4th, 2010 9:26 pm

    So skyview and camas were average last year?

  46. MeanMachineBleacherCreature on October 4th, 2010 10:25 pm

    SAM, dont know how many times it has to be brought up. But Camas was without Logan Grindy. Also, Union lost to Juanita, who Camas beat to win the entire Oregon State camp… Neither side will ever be satisfied huh?

  47. Trunks on October 4th, 2010 10:43 pm

    Yeah I’m kind of sick of hearing people talk about the union-camas scrimmage at osu camp. The scrimmages aren’t really too much like an actual game, each teams offense gets ten plays then they switch. There’s no special teams. Therefor it’s not all that realistic. And like meanmachine said, no grindy. So it’s really irrelevant.

  48. jackrabbit on October 5th, 2010 6:16 pm

    MVHS Athlete,
    to answer your question, Camas and Skyview both were real good last year. and, MV is good this year, OK???
    but… saying MV finishes 7-2, how many good teams will they beaton? not many and thats the point I was trying to make, didn’t mean to dis MV, my bad. hope you guys finish strong.

  49. MVHS Athlete on October 5th, 2010 7:07 pm

    Well alright. Im just sayin that cuz look at all the good teams that camas beat last year. Skyview too. Skyview is just more impressive cuz they went to the semis and camas didnt do anything in the playoffs.

  50. Camtown on October 5th, 2010 8:49 pm

    MVHS It’s kinda hard to get anywhere in the playoffs when the state runner up comes to town for the preliminary round, a game I’m not sure Union or Skyview could’ve won either. Not to take anything away from Skyview’s playoff run, just give credit where credit is due.

  51. MVHS Athlete on October 5th, 2010 9:15 pm

    Alright they got a bad draw. boo hoo. Skyview did beat the number three team in the state at the time. Just sayin..

  52. SAM on October 5th, 2010 9:55 pm

    But the truth is that Grindy isn’t that good guys I mean he is ok but not good and the camas game is the only one the kids cared about they didn’t try as hard at the other games. It is pretty realistic when your flat backing camas kids right and left but maybe thats just me.

  53. CHSbleachercreature on October 5th, 2010 10:26 pm

    Some people these days….. Words cant describe…..

  54. MeanMachineBleacherCreature on October 5th, 2010 10:50 pm

    Not even gonna try to get into this one too much… So Grindy, being average and all. Thats why hes led Camas to be 18-7 so far in his years as a starter? Starting as a sophomore is a big deal in high school. Not to mention he broke almost all of Camas’ records even before his Senior season? Or chosen as preseason player of the year this year? And offensive player of the year last year (if i remember right)?

  55. MVHS Athlete on October 5th, 2010 10:58 pm

    your right MMBC that doesnt mean anything anymore. Nobody cares about the QB’s its all about the centers and d lineman these days. Grindy is a top notch QB in the state! SAM doesnt know what he is talking about

  56. Mike on October 5th, 2010 11:40 pm

    This weeks Union vs. Heritage game will be the GAME OF THE YEAR along with the week 9 Union vs. Skyviwe game. Especially if Heritage pulls the upset, because I have my money on Union week 9. If Heritage beats Union, and Union beats Skyview, there will be a three way tie, which would make everything VERRRRRY INTERESTING.

    Heritage has the opportunity to shock the world this week, go get em T-wolves!

  57. chrish on October 6th, 2010 1:19 am

    Skyview played bad and barely beat heritage, why would you think that heritage has a good chance of winning against union and also think that union will beat skyview?

  58. High School Football Fan I on October 6th, 2010 5:59 am


    Skyview didn’t play all that bad. It was a combination of uneven play from Skyview and good play from Heritage. Don’t forget, Heritage had PLENTY of miscues in that game themselves and their QB only played one half against Skyview and dropped 275 yards on them. The team has improved since then and can give Union a run if they play with the same passion and emotion they have the past 3 weeks but limit the mistakes. This is why you play the game, you play to win!

    Not sure if that was Bryan or Herm!

  59. hardhitter on October 6th, 2010 8:02 am

    Grindy’s not that good huh? Well Mike Riley thinks he’s very good as does Steve Sarkisian….I’m sure SAM your talent evaluation goes deep but all Mr. Grindy does is win….makes everyone around him better and is a proven leader…not only on the field but the classroom…and baseball diamond…He could run for over 100 yards a game if needed, but is surrounded with talent….if you looked at his stats every week you’d see he has 7-10 receivers that touch the ball…backs that carry 15-25 times and he is usually out of the game in the third quarter…solid solid football player…not even close when you compare any other QB in SW Washington…probably one of the top ten on the west coast….one of the classiest and intelligent young person you’d ever want to meet….

  60. MVHS Athlete on October 6th, 2010 9:27 am

    Now now dont get carried away with yourself. I wouldnt say top 10 on the west coast when you have players from up north to compete with as well as all of California. But Grindy is a mighty fine QB and will be playing on saturdays fer sure next year

  61. Touchet on October 6th, 2010 10:18 am

    Now hardhitter, don’;t get carried away with emotion, entire west coast do you relize the talent on entire west coast, don’t glorify your player higher than he is, otherwise if he doesn’t reach YOUR expectation then he’s failed in YOUR eyes, have these coaches visited his family, or has he just recieved paper in the mail, there’s big difference in the world of recruiting. GO BIG NINE.

  62. hardhitter on October 6th, 2010 11:05 am

    again Touchet I’m lucky enough to know where Mr. Grindy falls in the eyes of D1 scouts…he is up there…way up there…I think he’ll do just fine on Saturdays if he doesn’t take the baseball path…he is a talent and his coach played some QB so his developement has progressed every year….just because I say something means nothing…but when it comes from several very good football schools it isn’t an accident…

  63. MeanMachineBleacherCreature on October 6th, 2010 3:43 pm

    Touchet, i dont think the families were visited, but i know Sark was at Camas High School to visit Logan Grindy, Addison Owen, and a few other players last year. Saw him myself.

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