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Football: Mountain Pointe vs Mountain View

Mountain Pointe running back Macarius Blount (8) runs the ball in for a touchdown during the football game between Mountain Pointe and Mountain View at Mountain Pointe High School on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.

GameNight: Blount’s four TDs help Pride thrash Mountain View

Posted: Friday, November 6, 2015 11:02 pm | Updated: 1:16 am, Sat Nov 7, 2015.

Mountain Pointe Pride running back Marcarius Blount wasn’t pleased with his performance the last time he faced the Mountain View Toros.

“It wasn’t my best performance,” Blount said. “I know I had 100 yards, but I didn’t feel like I was at my best and I hoped I’d get another chance to do better.”

Blount’s wish came true, and he relished in his second opportunity. Blount eclipsed over 100 yards rushing and rushed for three touchdowns in the first quarter and four total in Mountain Pointe’s 56-0 home win over Mountain View Friday in the first round of the Division I state playoffs.

With 10 minutes, 28 seconds left in the first half Blount was responsible for all 28 of the Pride’s points. Right after Blount’s fourth touchdown in the first 14 minutes, Jaydon Brooks broke Blount’s streak with a 46-yards touchdown catch from Jack Smith to give second-seeded Mountain Pointe (11-0) a 35-0 lead with 9:41 left in half.

Mountain View (3-8) struggled to keep pace with the Pride’s up-tempo approach once Blount got going, and the Pride led 42-0 at halftime over the 15th seeded Toros.

“(Blount) kind of established the game plan for us,” Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan said. “It was great senior leadership by him. But I was also extremely happy with how our defense played. We gave them a good lead and they responded. It was an all-around good performance from our guys tonight.”

Vaughan kept to the run game in the second half, and it was senior running back Romeo Johnson who finished off Mountain Pointe’s first drive of the second half with a 14-yard touchdown run.

Johnson added his second touchdown as the third quarter was coming to an end, giving the Pride the 56-0 lead.

As the Pride move on the next round of the state playoffs, circumstances are different then their run through the postseason a year ago. The Pride didn’t pick up momentum until the second round, Mountain Pointe’s statement win over Mountain View displayed more than enough momentum.

“We played very well tonight,” Vaughan said. “Our defense was basically perfect tonight. Could not have asked for a better performance from these guys. We are looking forward to facing another good team next week.”

The Pride hosts No. 7 Brophy next week in the second round of the playoffs.