Prep football preview: Mountain View vs. Battle Ground

MVBGMOUNTAIN VIEW (3-0, 1-0) vs. BATTLE GROUND (2-1, 0-1)

4A Greater St. Helens League game

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday; District Stadium, Battle Ground HS, Battle Ground

Last week: Mountain View beat Union 46-28; Battle Ground lost to Skyview 30-14.

Last meeting: Mountain View won 56-42 in 2014.

Players to watch: Mountain View RB Preston Jones leads the county in rushing with 546 yards and 7 TDs. Battle Ground QB Gunner Talkington has passed for 709 yards and 5 TD.

Game notes: Last year’s meeting between these two teams was epic, with Talkington passing for 501 yards and the Thunder rushing for 515. … Preston Jones’ rushing totals have increased each week (131-178-218). … Mountain View rushed for 562 yards last week against Union. … While Jones is No. 1 in rushing in the county, teammate Taj Albeck (401) is No. 3. … Mountain View rushed for 587 yards against Juanita in Week 2. … Talkington has passed for at least 215 yards in every game this season.

The Prep Proletariat says: “Mountain View’s running game is rolling. The odd of Thunder posting another 500-yard game on the ground better than Battle Ground doing the same through the air. MOUNTAIN VIEW 45, BATTLE GROUND 21.”

Score Czar pick: Mountain View 31, Battle Ground 23

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