Skyview’s Clark Coleman waited four years for an opportunity to be the Storm’s starting quarterback.
He didn’t waste his chance once it arrived.
The senior continued a spectacular season for the 4-1 Storm with a five-touchdown performance in a dominating 42-14 win over Mountain View on Saturday at Kiggins Bowl.
He threw touchdowns of 51, 15, 14 and 26 yards to four different receivers and ran for an 8-yard score. He threw for 187 yards on 11-of-13 passing before he took a seat with his team leading 36-0 at the half.
“I wasn’t worried about who was starting. I was just going to work my hardest,” Coleman said. “I knew coaches were going to see that fairly.”
For the past three years, Coleman was behind Yaro Duvalko – now at Division I Sacramento State – on the depth chart. Then he entered this year competing with King’s Way transfer and Portland State commit Mason Packer for the job.
Coleman never changed his work ethic and stayed true to himself throughout the process to earn the starting gig. He is now 53 for 80 for 741 passing yards and 12 touchdowns on the season. He’s also added four rushing touchdowns.
“Clark worked so hard in the offseason,” coach Steve Kizer said. “Heck, he can run it. He throws it well. He doesn’t make mistakes. I thought he’s just played great.”
On Saturday, Coleman started the day by finding a familiar target in Xavier Owens, who rose above two Skyview defenders to grab the pass and then ran in for the 51-yard score. It was a sign of what was to come, as Teddy Beaver, Tanner Beaman and Brycen Doman caught touchdown passes. Jaydin Knapp added a 15-yard scoring run in the first half.
Rhett Sarvela caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Packer to trigger the running clock early in the third quarter.
Skyview finishes its season with a road trip to Battle Ground on Friday.
“It’s going to be emotional but fun,” Coleman said of the final week. “There’s not going to be another experience like it. I’m so excited I get to play these last few weeks with them.”
Mountain View (4-2) salvaged the day with a pair of late touchdown runs. Riley McCarthy scored from 5 yards out and Porter Drake tip-toed the sideline on his way to a 47-yard scoring run. Mountain View closes with Heritage on Friday.
SKYVIEW 42, MOUNTAIN VIEW 14
Mtn. View 0 0 7 7-14
Skyview 18 18 6 0-42
S – Xavier Owens 51 pass from Clark Coleman (kick failed)
S – Teddy Beaver 15 pass from Coleman (pass failed)
S – Tanner Beaman 14 pass from Coleman (kick failed)
S – Jaydin Knapp 15 run (kick failed)
S – Coleman 8 run (pass failed)
S – Brycen Doman 26 pass from Coleman (kick failed)
S – Rhett Sarvela 24 pass from Mason Packer (kick failed)
MV – Riley McCarthy 5 run (Jude Mullette kick)
MV – Porter Drake 47 run (Mullette kick)
RUSHING – MV: Riley McCarthy 12-(minus-5), Kevin Chen 1-1, Mitch Johnson 2-(minus-8), Zach Gable 7-55, Porter Drake 4-58, JJ Thompson 3-2, Valike Tamakloe 1-0, Mekhi Parker 1-13; S: Mason Packer 4-23, Gabe Martin 6-38, Jaydin Knapp 4-40, Clark Coleman 3-12, Josh King 3-18, Brenner Tobiasson 6-40.
PASSING – MV: Riley McCarthy 6-12-0-34, Mitch Johnson 0-1-0-0; S: Mason Packer 3-4-0-33, Clark Coleman 11-13-0-187.
RECEIVING – MV: Jacob Martin 2-17, Porter Drake 3-11, Aiden Nicholson 1-6; S: Teddy Beaver 2-31, Rhett Sarvela 2-39, Brycen Doman 3-43, Caden Vire 1-6, Tanner Beaman 1-14, Xavier Owens 3-78, Joseph Perez 1-4, Jonathan Stromberg 1-5.