OREM — After losing to two of the top ranked teams in the state over its first three games, Timpview was hoping to have an easy time with a Mountain View team that has yet to win a game this season.
The scrappy Bruins gave the T-Birds all they could handle, but in the end Timpview had too many weapons for Mountain View to contain. Trevor Brown, the key weapon, passed for five touchdowns and ran for another as the T-Birds came away with a 41-21 win over Mountain View Friday night.
"I don't think we're completely back on track," said Timpview coach Louis Wong. "But maybe two wheels out of the four. They came prepared. This is their homecoming and they wanted to prove something to their fans and to Timpview football. They played hard. They played physical and I give them a lot of credit."
The decisive point in the game came with under a minute remaining in the third quarter just after Tanner Houston capped a nine-play, 82-yard drive with an 11 yard touchdown run to pull the Bruins within a touchdown at 28-21. Mountain View's kickoff was very short and returned to the Bruins' 30 yard line. Brown hooked up with Jacob Hatch on the next play for a 30-yard touchdown pass, which pushed the lead back to 35-21 and effectively put the game on ice.
"I liked the second half," said Wong. "I thought we played well. I challenged the offense to score every time we get the ball and I think we did pretty good on that except for one series. To the defense I said 'lets not give up a score.' They gave up one, but I thought the defense played solid in the first half."
The Bruins opened the game with a big play and finished the first half with another one. The only problem was Timpview's 21 unanswered points in between.
On Mountain View's second play from scrimmage Brandon Bingham lined up at quarterback, broke through the middle of the T-Bird line and then scrambled 90 yards for the touchdown and the early lead.
After Brown connected with Colby Jorgensen on a 5-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds remaining in the first half, James Emerson returned the kickoff 84 yards to keep the Bruins in the game at 21-14. Emerson also finished the game with 86 rushing yards.4 comments on this story
Brown had a terrific game statistically as he completed 20-of-27 passes for 256 yards. Two of his touchdown passes went to Zack VanLeeuwen, another two to Hatch, and the fifth to Jorgensen.
Timpview's Bronson Kaufusi watched the game from the sidelines on crutches after injuring his knee in a game in Idaho two weeks ago.
"What people don't know is how bad injury-wise we are," said Wong. "We are playing probably with eight sophomores."
The win evened Timpview's record at 2-2 and 1-0 in the region while the Bruins fell to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the region.