Mountain View faced the Newcastle Dogies last week in both teams’ playoff debut. The Buffs were coming off a big win against Kemmerer, but were unable to continue the streak, as they fell to the Dogies 13-43 and were eliminated from post-season play.
The team accumulated 190 yards total offensively. The Buffs’ passing game attributed to 75 of those yards, while their rushing game had 115. Austin Houskeeper completed 7 of 26 passing attempts, claiming all 75 yards. Cade Covington led the team by way of rushing, carrying the ball 14 times and racking up 75 yards.
Covington and Houskeeper were also the team’s leaders on the defensive side of the ball, with 21 points apiece. “We struggled early making plays and also made a ton of mental mistakes that we don’t usually make.” Says head coach Brent Walk, “We dug ourselves into a hole and spent what seemed like the entire game trying to dig ourselves out. Newcastle was very good up front on both sides of the ball which caused a lot of problems for us as well.”
With their season coming to an end, Walk says, “This is a great group of kids both on and off the field. They worked extremely hard throughout the season and were able to compile the first winning season in Mountain View since 2006… We are very excited about the progress the program made this year. We are even more excited about the future of Mountain View football.”
Walk would like to thank his coaching staff for all their hard work and dedication.
“I am truly blessed with outstanding coaches who simply will not be outworked. Their dedication and drive were instrumental in the success we were able to achieve.” Walk said.