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Game-winning field goal sails wide for Mountain View in 15-14 loss to Nooksack Valley

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

Mountain View missed a 27-yard field goal attempt as time expired, sending Class 1A Nooksack Valley to a 15-14 upset win.

Mountain View took a 14-7 lead on Porter Drake’s 2-yard touchdown run with 3:27 to play.

But then Colton Lenz broke free for an 85-yard touchdown run with 3:08 left, cutting the Thunder’s lead to 14-13.

Nooksack originally came out to kick the PAT, but when Mountain View was flagged for being offside, the Pioneers attempted to go for two. Quarterback Joseph Brown took it in for a 15-14 lead.

Mountain View drove downfield and had a first-and-goal at the Nooksack 9 with 38 seconds to play. But two runs and one incomplete pass could get the Thunder no closer, and they came out to attempt the field goal, which sailed wide left.


MV 6 0 0 8—14

NV 0 0 7 8—15

First quarter

MV — Aiden Nicholson 15 pass from Mitch Johnson (run failed)

Third quarter

NV — Sky Wittern 10 run (Colton Lenz)

Fourth quarter

MV — Porter Drake 2 run (James Thompson Jr. run)

NV — Lenz 85 run (Joseph Brown run)


RUSHING — MV: Mitch Johnson 20-89, Porter Drake 9-44, Kedyn Bolds 2-10, Akili Kamau 1-4.

PASSING — MV: Johnson 10-18-2-99.

RECEIVING — MV: Kyle Chen 3-23, Nicholson 3-36, Drake 1-10, Jacob Martin 2-15, JJ Thompson 1-15.