THORNDIKE — The Mt. View High football team’s offense is at its best when it’s spreading the ball to a number of players.

On Saturday, the Mustangs were able to do exactly that.

Four players had at least 10 carries for the Mustangs and six players scored in a 46-7 victory against Medomak Valley.

Mt. View (3-2) snapped a two-game losing skid. Medomak Valley (4-1) is enjoying a strong first season as a varsity program.

Nine players had at least one carry for Mt. View, which piled up 429 rushing yards and averaged almost 7 yards per carry.

“We definitely needed (the win),” said Tyler Ripley, who ran for a game-high 151 yards on 13 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns. “Our mindset is back where it was at the start of the season.”

Coach Haggie Pratt said the Mustangs hoped to throw more but a strong wind kept them on the ground.

Mt. View attempted just one pass,but it was a good one. Cole Hannan and Gavin Simpson hooked up on a screen pass that went 43 yards for a touchdown and gave the Mustangs a 28-7 lead in the second quarter.

“The wind dictated we keep the ball on the ground. We went back to basics. The offensive line played a lot better today,” Pratt said.

Mt. View took a 6-0 lead when Darrin Cook capped the game’s first drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Medomak Valley answered when Cole Ashmore returned the kickoff 70 yards for a score, and the Panthers had a brief 7-6 lead.

The Mustangs took the lead for good with 2:31 left in the first quarter on a 7-yard touchdown run by Jack Axsom. Ripley scored on a 19-yard run early in the second to push the lead to 21-7.

After Simpson’s touchdown catch, Devan Davis returned a punt 70 yards with 40 seconds left to give the Mustangs a 34-7 halftime lead.

Ripley added his second 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and Laz Littlefield’s 6-yard scoring run in the fourth closed the scoring.

Cook ran for 108 yards on 11 carries for the Mustangs, and Axsom added 65 yards on 13 carries. Simpson had 10 carries for 39 yards.

Ashmore led Medomak Valley with 54 yards on 12 carries.

OAK HILL 28, WINTHROP/MONMOUTH ACADEMY 19: Oak Hill (5-0) took an early lead and held off the Ramblers (3-2) at Wales.

“Their past two games we all know they won in the last 30 seconds of the game,” Oak Hill quarterback Dalton Therrien said. “Coach told us, ‘If you let them hang around something is going to happen.’ We just came out on top and made some big plays.”

Therrien rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns and also threw for 93 yards, including a 9-yard scoring strike to Jonah Martin. His second rushing score from 4 yards with no time remaining in the third quarter allowed Oak Hill to build a 28-13 lead.

“We just thought we could do a few things and I thought we executed in the first quarter pretty well,” Oak Hill Coach Stacen Doucette said.

The Raiders, who feature one of the league’s most diverse offenses, wasted little time.

Levi Buteau capped a 64-yard drive with an 18-yard touchdown run on the game’s opening possession.

Oak Hill got the ball back shortly after and debuted a new wrinkle in its offense, lining up with Therrien at wingback and taking a jet sweep handoff 51 yards for a touchdown to make it 14-0 after just 3:47.

“We’ve played four teams and a bunch of teams have been scouting, obviously. Every week we try to throw a wrinkle in there that somebody is not prepared for,” Therrien said. “It’s just kind of our offense.”

Winthrop/Monmouth cut the deficit to 14-7 with 2:02 left in the opening quarter when Matt Ingram capped a 72-yard scoring drive with a 3-yard plunge.

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