Prep football preview: Union vs. Mountain View
UNION (1-1) vs. MOUNTAIN VIEW (2-0)
4A Greater St. Helens League game
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; McKenzie Stadium, Evergreen HS, Vancouver
Internet radio: elisportsnetwork.com
Last week: Union lost to Curtis 42-28; Mountain View beat Juanita 57-28.
Last meeting: Union won 52-21 in 2014.
Players to watch: Union QB Jordan Lawson has fueled the offense, completing 37 of 55 passes for 564 yards and 8 TDs; Mountain View RB Preston Jones has rushed for 328 yards on 39 carries and 2 TDs.
Game notes: Union gave up 535 yards, including 391 on the ground to Curtis. … Union has never lost to Mountain View, winning all five meetings over the past five years. … The Union ground attack has not found its stride yet. RB Rey Green leads the Titans with 102 yards on 22 carries. … Union has 1-2 punch on the receiving corps. Nate Kuratli has 14 catches for 277 yards and 3 TDs; Keithen Shepard has 14 catches for 237 yards and 2 TDs. … Mountain View rushed for 587 yards against Juanita. A trio of Thunder rushers gained more than 100 yards: Jones (197), Anthony Ramirez (146, 3 TDs) and Taj Albeck (128). … The Thunder have completed just 4 of 12 pass attempts for 54 yards in two games.
The Prep Proletariat says: “This game figures to boil down to Mountain View’s running vs. Union’s passing. Two stats are a concern for Union — giving up 391 rushing yards last week and Mountain View’s 587 rush yards last week. But something tells me Union coach Gary McGarvie will have the Titans ready. UNION 42, MOUNTAIN VIEW 30.”