Mitch Johnson passed for 212 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 69 yards and two touchdowns, helping Mountain View clinched the 3A Greater St. Helens League title outright with a 38-7 win over rival Evergreen on Thursday night.
Mountain View (7-2, 4-0 3A GSHL) captured its fifth league title in the last six seasons. The Thunder will await a matchup committee’s decision on Sunday to find out who they will play in the 3A state preliminary round next week.
Johnson threw touchdown passes to Aiden Nicholson and Kyle Chen. Both of his touchdowns runs came in the second half as the Thunder pulled away after leading 17-7 at halftime.
Evergreen’s defense came up with two fumble recoveries to stay close early. Kyle Norton rushed for a 86 yards and his 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter got the Plainsmen within 14-7.
Chen finished with eight catches for 94 yards for Mountain View. Jonathan Landry started at quarterback again for Evergreen, passing for 87 yards and rushing for 44 yards.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 38, EVERGREEN 7
Evergreen 0 7 0 0—7
Mtn. View 7 10 7 14—38
MV — Nicholson 8 pass from Johnson (Warne kick)
MV — Richardson 7 run (Warne kick)
E — Norton 3 run (kick failed)
MV — Eli Warne FG
MV — Johnson 7 run (Warne kick)
MV — Chen 43 pass from Johnson (kick is good)
MV — Johnson 4 run (kick is good)
RUSHING — Evergreen: Kyle Norton 22-86; Jonathan Landry 20-44; Royall Wilson 3-5; Mountain View: Mitch Johnson 16-69; Akili Kamau 10-45; Walker Richardson 3-65; Valike Tamakloe 4-15; CJ Hamblin 3-12.
PASSING — Evergreen: Jonathan Landry 9-19-87; Mountain View: Mitch Johnson 14-18-212
RECEIVING — Logan Trotter 2-27; Arthur Ban 2-23; Kyle Norton: 1-13; Jordan Peters: 1-9; Shane Newell: 1-9; Kaiden Garcia: 1-4; Shaudez Grant: 1-2. Mountain View — Kyle Chen 8-94; Aiden Nicholson 3-59; Jacob Martin 3-59.