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Mountain View falls to 3-5

Mountain Lions lose fifth game, continue to struggle

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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:00 am

The Mountain View Mountain Lions lost their fifth straight game Friday night, following a second-half meltdown against Catalina Foothills in high school football.

The Mountain Lions started the game strong with the defense forcing a quick fumble to give the offense a good starting position.

In the first offensive drive, quarterback Cris Thorson came out firing, hitting Jerry Teague in the end zone for a 23-yard score.

With the extra point, the Mountain Lions took a quick 7-0 lead with 7:24 left in the first quarter.

Offenses for both teams struggled throughout the first half.

It was the Mountain Lions’ defense that stood out to start the game.

The Mountain Lions had three turnovers in the first half, including two Zach Henschell interceptions.

Before halftime, the Mountain Lions had two opportunities to put points on the board, but failed to convert on the Henschell interceptions.

In the second half, Catalina Foothills erased the first-half mistakes on offense and started moving the ball.

After having a 43-yard touchdown called back on a personal foul, Falcons’ quarterback Alyn Fletcher found Michael Dehen for the 29-yard touchdown.

The missed extra point allowed the Mountain Lions to hang on to a 7-6 lead with 6:20 left in the third quarter.

Thorson threw an interception, giving Catalina Foothills another opportunity as time ticked down in the third.

The Falcons took advantage, kicking a field goal to make the score 9-7 with 11:56 left in the game.

With dropped passes, turnovers and no running game, the Mountain Lions struggled the entire second half.

After Thorson threw his second interception of the game, Catalina Foothills increased the lead.

Fletcher threw the ball to receiver Matt Lai. Mountain View’s Devon McPeek made a play on the ball, but Lai came down with it. Lai landed in the end zone to give Catalina Foothills a 16-7 lead with 7:20 left in the game.

Catalina Foothills extended their lead when Fletcher took the ball into the end zone to take the 22-7 victory.

With two games left in the season, Mountain View is now 3-5.

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HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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