Non-league football: Battle Ground 44, Auburn Mountainview 21

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The Tigers showed a strong offense in the first half, putting up 31 points to put away the Lions.

Justin Smalley rushed for 234 yards and four touchdowns.

"We adjusted well to the Mountainview defense," Battle Ground coach Larry Peck said. "We went back to our running game and used the clock against them."

Then, when the opportunity presented itself, the Tigers went to the air. Colston Vukanovich threw two touchdown passes.

The Tigers ended their non-league schedule with two wins in a row. Battle Ground faces Evergreen next week in the 4A GSHL opener.

The Tigers ended their non-league schedule with two wins in a row. Battle Ground faces Evergreen next week in the 4A GSHL opener.

BATTLE GROUND 44, AUBURN-MOUNTAINVIEW 21

Aub-Mtnview 6 0 8 7--21

Battle Ground 7 24 13 0--44

First quarter

AMV -- Joey Cassano 28 pass from Gresh Jensen (kick failed)

BG -- Justin Smalley 37 run (Riley Betcher kick)

Second quarter

BG -- Smalley 8 run (Betcher kick)

BG -- Betcher 26 FG

BG -- Smalley 21 run (Betcher kick)

BG -- Colby Cahoon 10 pass from Colston Vukanovich (Betcher kick)

Third quarter

BG -- Smalley 1 run (Betcher kick)

AMV -- Cassano 14 pass from Jensen (Ray Hardaway pass from Jensen

BG -- Parker Randle 12 pass from Vukanovich

Fourth quarter

AMV -- Cassano 19 pass from Jensen (kick good)

Individual statistics

RUSHING -- Auburn Mountainview: Jensen 14-66, Hardaway 13-52, Michael Causley 1-4. Battle Ground: Smalley 34-234, Vukanovich 8-22, Taylor Lollar 5-40, Chris Watters 6-13, Hayden Humphrey 1-62, Chase Gunter 1-4, Taylor Stewart 1-2, Reed Thompson 3 (-6), Jacob Carbajal 1 (-6).

PASSING -- Auburn Mountainview: Jensen 18-39-2-259; Battle Ground: Vukanovich 8-14-0-80.

RECEIVING -- Auburn Mountainview: Demetrius Wilbourn 1-9, Cassano 12-177, Hardaway 4-51, Dominic Gleason 1-22. Battle Ground: Kaiden Grotte 1-7, Colby Cahoon 3-35, Randle 4-38.