Thunder rolls to victory over Battle Ground

Paul Valencia, Reporter
Paul Valencia, Reporter

VANCOUVER – This was quite the bounce-back game for the Mountain View Thunder.

Stinging from a tough loss against one Class 4A rival in Week 2, the Thunder took out their frustrations Friday night against another Class 4A team. They also worked on a new aspect of their attack.

Glen Perry Jr., used to displaying his running skills, showed off his arm, throwing for 314 yards and six touchdowns in a 55-22 victory over Battle Ground at McKenzie Stadium.

Mountain View, the reigning Class 3A Greater St. Helens League champion, has gone 2-1 in three non-league games against 4A competition this season. The Thunder lost a close one last week to rival Union.

Battle Ground running back Jordan Sullivan (35) attempts to elude a Mountain View defender in Friday’s non-league game at McKenzie Stadium. Photo by Mike Schultz
Battle Ground running back Jordan Sullivan (35) attempts to elude a Mountain View defender in Friday’s non-league game at McKenzie Stadium. Photo by Mike Schultz
Mountain View quarterback Glen Perry Jr. (3) attempts a pass during his team’s non-league victory over Battle Ground Friday at McKenzie Stadium. Perry passed for six touchdowns in Mountain View’s 55-22 victory. Photo by Mike Schultz
Mountain View quarterback Glen Perry Jr. (3) attempts a pass during his team’s non-league victory over Battle Ground Friday at McKenzie Stadium. Perry passed for six touchdowns in Mountain View’s 55-22 victory. Photo by Mike Schultz

This week, it was a chance for Mountain View to get some revenge on the Tigers, who scored a combined 117 points against the Thunder the past two seasons with a quality passing attack of their own.

This week, it looked like Mountain View was the passing juggernaut.

Perry had touchdown passes to Makai Anderson, Mitchell Delmage, Jack Mertens, Rodolfo Montiel and Phillip Earnhardt, in that order, mixing it up, sharing the ball. He found Montiel again for his sixth TD of the night, giving Mountain View a 49-14 lead.

Battle Ground (0-3) did get a lead in this one, capping a nine-play drive to open the game on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Seth Workman to Noah Barr.

Mountain View would score the next 42 points.

Perry and Nile Jones led the Thunder rushing attack, each gaining 62 yards.

In all, Mountain View put up 475 yards of offense.

Andrew Gulliford capped the scoring for the Thunder, scooping up a Battle Ground fumble and returning it 45 yards.

Mountain View receiver Makai Anderson (14) is tackled by a Battle Ground defender who is assisted by Tigers’ teammates Brock Robinson (21) and Nayland Tovas (13) in Friday’s non-league game at McKenzie Stadium. Photo by Mike Schultz
Mountain View receiver Makai Anderson (14) is tackled by a Battle Ground defender who is assisted by Tigers’ teammates Brock Robinson (21) and Nayland Tovas (13) in Friday’s non-league game at McKenzie Stadium. Photo by Mike Schultz

Workman scrambled for a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and he found Brock Robinson for a 21-yard touchdown pass with a second to play in the game for the Tigers.


MOUNTAIN VIEW 55, BATTLE GROUND 22

Battle Ground 6 0 8 8 — 22

Mountain View 14 21 7 13 — 55

First quarter

BG – Noah Barr 7 pass from Seth Workman (kick failed)

MV – Makai Anderson 30 pass from Glen Perry Jr. (Aiden Hargrove kick)

MV – Perry 26 run (Hargrove kick)

Second quarter

MV – Mitchell Delmage 52 pass from Perry (Hargrove kick)

MV – Jack Mertens 7 pass from Perry (Hargrove kick)

MV – Rodolfo Montiel 9 pass from Perry (Hargrove kick)

Third quarter

MV – Philip Earnhardt 32 pass from Perry (Hargrove kick)

BG – Workman 5 run (Trent Thompson run)

Fourth quarter

MV – Montiel 37 pass from Perry (Hargrove kick)

MV – Andrew Gulliford 45 fumble return (Pass failed, bad snap on PAT)

BG – Brock Robinson 21 pass from Workman (Barr pass from Workman)

Individual statistics:

RUSHING: Battle Ground: Tyrel Halme 16-54, Brock Robinson 12-47, Workman 5-22, Jordan Sullivan 1-2, Thompson 14-53, Nayland Tovas 2-2, Barr 2-8. Mountain View: Perry 10-62, Nile Jones 7-62, Sean Delmage 2-3, Mertens 4-18, Payton Regas 1-4, Michael Urruchua 2-12,

PASSING: Battle Ground: Workman 7-17-0-78. Mountain View: Perry 16-21-0-314.

RECEIVING: Battle Ground: Steven Hancock 2-33, Barr 1-7, Sullivan 2-9, Izak Brundage 1-8, Robinson 1-21. Mountain View: Mertens 6-85, Anderson 3-45, Tyrell Hall 2-20, M. Delmage 1-52, Michael Bolds 1-34, Montiel 2-46, Earnhardt 1-32.

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About The Author

Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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