Mountain View held Heritage to 65 yards in the second half as the Thunder (3-1) pulled away for a 24-7 non-league victory on Friday night at McKenzie Stadium.
Thunder quarterback Riley McCarthy ran for two touchdowns in the second half, finishing with a team-high 54 yards rushing while adding 119 passing yards and a touchdown. His top target, senior tight end Dominic Stephens, had three catches for 65 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown to get the Thunder on the board in the second quarter.
Heritage (2-2) opened the scoring with a 40-yard touchdown run from Andre Cowley but couldn’t string together much offense after halftime, the Timberwolves failing to cross into Mountain View territory until their final drive of the game.
Cowley finished with 50 yards rushing and quarterback Nikki Scott had 52 yards passing in the loss.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 24, HERITAGE 7
Heritage 0 7 0 0–7
Mtn. View 0 7 7 10–24
H — Andre Cowley 40 run (Israel Gonzalez kick)
MV — Dominic Stephens 29 pass from Riley McCarthy (Jude Mullette kick)
MV — McCarthy 7 run (Mullette kick)
MV — McCarthy 2 run (Mullette kick)
MV — Mullette 33 FG
RUSHING — Heritage: Isaac Roa 13-22, Andrew Cowley 5-50, Anthony Kee 11-22, Nickelson Datel 7-33, Azreal Munns 1-7, Skylar Scoggins 1-4, Nikki Scott 3-(-17). Mountain View: Alec Cann 6-26, Riley McCarthy 22-54, Alex Hoang 3-17, Zack Gable 4-31, VA III 5-35, Dominic Stephens 2-14.
PASSING — Heritage: Nikki Scott 6-12-1-52. Mountain View — Riley McCarthy 9-20-2-119.
RECEIVING — Heritage: Isaac Roa 1-5, Anthony Kee 1-4, Jared Padley 3-36, Nickelson Datel 1-7. Mountain View: Dominic Stephens 3-65, Davis Delmage 3-39, Alec Cann 2-16, Kyle Chen 1-minus 1.