Mountain View seniors Richie Estrada and Cody Rochon combined for seven rushing touchdowns in a 51-28 victory at Marana, as the Mountain Lions made it four straight wins over the Tigers since the two teams renewed their rivalry.
“We like to try and establish the run game,” said Mountain View head coach Clarence McRae. “Cody got going early, and that’s big for us. Richie is the workhorse, and he gets a lot of the focus, so it takes him a little longer to get going.”
Rochon put the Mountain Lions up 7-0 early with a 37-yard quarterback keeper two minutes into the game.
After a 77-yard run up the middle by Bradley Gonzales and a 76-yard fumble return by Travis Howard briefly gave Marana the lead, Rochon scored again on a 12-yard keeper to put the Mountain Lions back on top 14-13.
Three plays into the second half, Gonzales ripped a second long run, scoring from 64 yards .
“Bradley stepped up tonight,” Tigers coach Andy Litten said. “We know he had that capability when we pulled him up last year. He carried the load for us more than we even expected tonight so we are excited about him.”
After that it was all Estrada who finished with 285 yards and five touchdowns on 30 carries.
Gonzales had 183 yards and three touchdowns on 11 touches.