Day After Report: Mountain View 34, Hudson’s Bay 16
In most games, there are spectacular plays that count.
Sometimes, there are spectacular plays that don’t.
Darien Chase delivered one of those Friday in Mountain View’s 34-16 win over Hudson’s Bay.
In the third quarter, the sophomore receiver/defensive back was on defense. Bay quarterback Jordan Hickman rolled to his right and launched a pass some 25 yards downfield toward the receiver Chase was covering.
Chase and the Bay receiver jostled. Chase leapt. Chase snared the football with one hand high above his head for what appeared to be a remarkable interception.
Unfortunately for Mountain View, Chase was flagged for pass interference. But that didn’t diminish the skill Chase showed in hauling in what looked to be a nearly uncatchable ball.
— Sometimes, good timeouts are the ones that aren’t called.
Late in the first half, Hudson’s Bay faced third-and-one at the Mountain View 9 yard line. Mountain View coach Adam Mathieson saw something he didn’t like, stepped a few yards onto the field and loudly signaled for a timeout.
But the referee, standing about 20 yards in front of Mathieson, did not hear the coach, who spent at least three seconds gesturing for the timeout before the ball was snapped.
The play went off. Mountain View’s defense stuffed it for a short loss.
Hudson’s Bay went for it on fourth and two, but a botched snap turned the ball over to Mountain View on downs.