LILBURN — Cody Brown and Tyler Curtis combined to rush for 379 yards and the Parkview football team rolled to a 33-16 win over Mountain View on Friday at the Big Orange Jungle.
Brown rushed 18 times for 237 yards and two touchdowns on runs of 22 and 1 yards. He had a 67-yard gain, a 41-yard gain and seven double-digit runs. Curtis ran it 13 times for 142 yards, including a 60-yarder, and scored three touchdowns.
“The offensive line was moving people. (Johnny Brown and Jackson Walls) were getting after people. That was fun to see,” Godfree said. “The whole offensive line did a real good job. And Cody and Tyler are, in my opinion, the two best backs in the state. They’ve showed that week-in and week-out. They’re tough, physical runners.”
The Panthers had their hands full in the first half against a Mountain View team that had already played a game. Parkview had its opener against Mill Creek cancelled because of COVID-19 and was playing for the first time.
“We got to play,” Godfree said. “There was so much emotion from it being the first game that sometimes we let that emotion get the better of us.”
Parkview scored on its first possession on Brown's 22-yard run, but Mountain View immediately answered when Mossiah Carter returned the kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. Mountain’s View’s extra point failed, leaving Parkview with a 7-6 lead.
The Bears (1-1) took the lead after Darren Baggett intercepted Colin Houck’s pass returned it to the Parkview 38. Mountain View couldn’t move the ball and settled for Carson Van Horne’s 30-yard field goal.