Mountain View Thunder (7-2, 5-0 3A GSHL)
Week 1: Mountain View 34, Ferris 7
Week 2: Union 26, Mountain View 21
Week 3: Mountain View 55, Battle Ground 22
Week 4: Skyview 49, Mountain View 22
Week 5: Mountain View 38, Hudson’s Bay 25
Week 6: Mountain View 29, Kelso 23, OT
Week 7: Mountain View 56, Fort Vancouver 0
Week 8: Mountain View 49, Prairie 10
Week 9: Mountain View 55, Evergreen 3
Next: Lake Washington vs. Mountain View, 7 p.m. Saturday at McKenzie Stadium in state qualifier playoff.
Soon after Camas lost a league game for the first time since 2009, I was asked which team has the longest current league win streak in Clark County.
Two teams share that honor now, but Mountain View has an ace up its sleeve to possibly win this hand.
Mountain View’s win over Evergreen last week capped a 5-0 3A Greater St. Helens League record for the second year in a row. The Thunder also won their last league game of 2015, giving them 11 consecutive league wins.
Hockinson won its last five league games in 2016 plus went 6-0 this season for 11 league games in a row.
But wait, there’s more:
Mountain View has won 15 consecutive 3A GSHL football games. In 2014 and 2015, Mountain View was a 4A GSHL program. Mountain View went 5-0 in the 3A GSHL in 2013, too.
So, that would mean 11 league games in a row overall for the Thunder, but 15 in a row in the 3A GSHL.
Either way, that’s a lot of winning.
So we’ve got Mountain View and Hockinson tied (or kind of tied) and then it would be La Center in third. The Wildcats have won eight Trico League games in a row. Maybe nine if La Center counts a win in Week 9 of 2015 over Seton Catholic, but I don’t believe that was an official league game.
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Win over rival:
Mountain View completed its perfect league season in Week 9 with an easy win over Evergreen. A few highlights: Glen Perry Jr. rushed for more than 150 yards and ran for two touchdowns, plus he threw for a TD pass. Phillip Earnhardt returned two interceptions for touchdowns. Mountain View led 27-3 at the half and made it a running clock in the third quarter.
Next and beyond:
Lake Washington will head south to McKenzie Stadium to take on the 3A GSHL champs at 7 p.m. Saturday in a Class 3A state qualifier playoff. Winner advances to state. Loser is done.
If Thunder do advance they will be home in the first round of the state playoffs.
In fact, looking ahead, Mountain View would stay home throughout the playoffs should they keep winning, all the way, perhaps, to the semifinals. (Semifinal sites are not guaranteed to be at home stadiums, even for those teams on the bottom of the bracket. But likely the game would be played in Clark County or at least in a WIAA District 4 stadium.)
Lake Washington, like Mountain View, went 7-2 in the regular season. The two teams also have a common opponent. Lake Washington beat Kelso 30-6 and Mountain View beat Kelso 29-23 in overtime.
“We will be in for a big challenge,” Mountain View coach Adam Mathieson said. “They have an impressive defensive line. They are really balanced.”