Week 5 football preview: Union vs. Mountain View
When, where: 8 p.m. Friday at McKenzie Stadium (non-league game)
Radio: KKOV 1550 AM or www.1550talk.com
Last meeting: Union won 10-0 on Oct. 1, 2010
Last week: Union beat Kelso 42-0; Mountain View beat Heritage 45-3.
Union (3-1): Union has won its last three games by an average score of 44-7. … Treve Ensley had a huge game against Kelso, rushing nine times for 172 yards, catching two passes for 48 yards and returning a punt 36 yards for a touchdown. He scored four TDs in total. .. The Titans returned two punts for touchdowns last week. … Ensley’s game last week made him the Titans’ leading rusher with 214 yards. Union has struggled to keep its running backs healthy this season.
Mountain View (3-1): Mountain View has averaged 46 points in each of its three wins. But the Thunder were shut out in their only loss. … Thunder have four players who have rushed for 147 yards or more this season: Sterling Reynolds (202), Eddie Richardson (195), Michael Rivers (149) and Riley O’Dell (147).
Bottom line: Union appears to be getting stronger, which is not good news for Mountain View
Columbian’s pick: Union.
Fans’ pick: Union.