LAWRENCEVILLE -- Last season Mountain View put Meadowcreek away in a close, hard-fought matchup. This year the Bears delivered the knockout punch early.
Marvin Elam and Eddie West gashed the Meadowcreek defense throughout the opening half and the Mountain View defense stood tall en route to a 48-7 win Friday night.
"Total team effort, offense and defense," Mountain View head coach Tim Hardy said. "We were able to get a bunch of different guys to contribute".
Mountain View (3-6, 2-4 Region 7-AAAAA) got down to business early, scoring on a seven-play, 67-yard opening drive that saw Elam pound it in from two yards out.
Mountain View forced a three-and-out from Meadowcreek (0-9, 0-6, 7-AAAAA) on the ensuing drive and Elam, who got 120 of his game-high 131 rushing yards in the first half, scored again from seven yards out for a 13-0 advantage.
West, who gained 114 rushing yards on 19 carries, had 110 in the first half and a score, which gave Mountain View a 27-0 advantage.
"Marvin and Eddie, both of them are excellent players... both those guys have a lot of ability to make things happen for us," Hardy said.
Meadowcreek struggled on offense in the opening half, amassing just 45 yards. However, the Mustangs got an electrifying, 82-yard kickoff return from Keyon Rich, who darted to his left, found a seam and blazed past Mountain View defenders for Meadowcreek's only score of the game.
Mountain View took its foot off the gas in the second half and got some action for some of its younger players.
"We were proud of our guys and the opportunity to get multiple players in the game," Hardy said of his young players. "Ty McRae got a touchdown in the game, our young guys played well on defense... it is easy for a game like that to not finish well and our guys finished the game well."