Wilcox running back scores six touchdowns in win over Mountain View | New
Wilcox running back Luther Glenn was a bit too much for the Mountain View defense to deal with.
Glenn ran for 320 yards and Wilcox’s six touchdowns in a 42-27 football win over Mountain View on Friday night.
The Spartans failed against one of the best teams in the De Anza division. But for them, it was about closing the gap, going the distance, getting closer to the elite level embodied by the Chargers.
“We fought, we scared them a little bit,” said Mountain View coach Shelley Smith.
The previous three games between the two teams have resulted in Wilcox wins by scores of 25-7, 42-3 and 50-14, so this result was an improvement for the Spartans.
“They are really good,” said Wilcox coach Paul Rosa. “I really like what they do on offense.”
It was a back and forth for most of the game. Both teams scored a pair of touchdowns in a first half that ended 14-14. And after Leo Navarro broke his second long touchdown run in the third quarter – a 61-yard rush after a 71-yard run – there were four touchdowns each with 5:47 left in the third quarter.
The problem, however, for Mountain View, came in the form of a 5-yard penalty on the extra point attempt. The kick after the penalty was applied was missed, leaving the Spartans one point at 28-27.
Three games later, Glenn went wild on his own 61-yard touchdown to take Wilcox’s lead to 35-27.
Mountain View tried to respond, as he had all the play, and led his own 20 to Wilcox 6. At third base, a Mountain View catcher made a short pass and was stripped of the ball as he tried. to cross the goal line with the The Chargers recover on 5. They completed a 12-play, 95-yard practice, all on runs down the middle, and were up two touchdowns on Glenn’s sixth run.
Glenn finished with 320 of Wilcox’s 430 rushing yards.
“Our offensive line played really well,” said Rosa.
Mountain View quarterback Jackson Steffen completed 16 of 28 passes for 181 yards and two first-half touchdowns to Joe Brown. Navarro, with the two long touchdowns in the third quarter – “Our money sweep, an old Wing-T game,” said Smith – rushed for 151 rushing yards in 10 carries.
“I’m really proud of our guys,” Smith said. In years gone by, we would have folded our tent. I love our fight, I love our children. ”