The Mountain View Bruins traveled to Uintah on Friday September 29th and came away with a hard-fought win with a final score of 32-28, getting the W and also taking one more step toward reaching state.
The game against Uintah started out slow for the Bruins, with them going down early to a deficit of 14-0. But they then bounced back strong with two touchdown of their own, as well as playing a great second quarter where they held Uintah scoreless while scoring a touchdown of their own, thus making the halftime score 19-14 in favor of the Bruins.
They then followed that first half of the game up by having a great second half and held serve to every score that Uintah made for the rest of the game.
The Bruins outlasted Uintah in the end to take the big victory on the road. Not only was this win big for the school, with it being their second win of the year, but it was also huge for playoff implications.
The Bruins’ state hopes are getting better and better week by week. With two more region games left, as of right now, the Bruins have the last spot for state because they are sitting at fourth in the region. The two games left on their schedule are a tough road test in Spanish Fork and a crucial home game against Salem Hills.
The playoff picture looks like this: Spanish Fork and Orem lead the region, and both are undefeated. Payson then holds the third seed with one win in region, which was over Mountain View. The Bruins then hold the fourth seed ahead of Salem Hills and Uintah.
In region play, the Utah High School Athletics Association lists Spanish Fork as having three region wins, Orem as having two region wins, Payson as having two region wins, and now Mountain View with one region win. Salem Hills and Uintah are currently both sitting at 0 wins in region play, and it’s Mountain View’s job to make sure it stays that way.
After not making it into the state tournament last season, the Bruins just need one more win to secure a spot in the playoffs this season. So be sure to be there when the Bruins face the Skyhawks in a key game on October 12th at the Bruin Bowl.