Mountain View’s football team entered Saturday’s game against Agassi Prep looking to get its offense back on track after being held to a season-low 12 points in a loss at The Meadows last week.
The Saints did just that, scoring 24 points in the third quarter on the way to a 48-28 win over the visiting Stars.
Cortland LeBoeuf rushed for 213 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries to lead Mountain View (4-2, 2-1 2A Southern League). He scored on runs of 74 and 53 yards in the second half.
“It sends a message that we can come back when we’re down,” LeBoeuf said of the bounce-back win. “If we keep our intensity, we could beat every team.”
T.J. Engel passed for 91 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for 76 yards and another score. The Saints totaled 434 yards of offense.
DeVonn Porter carried 10 times for 60 yards to lead Agassi Prep (3-1, 2-1) before being helped off with a right leg injury midway through the second quarter. He did not return to the game.
KeAndre Albert scored on runs of 2 and 3 yards for the Stars. He finished with 21 yards on seven carries.
The 24 third-quarter points are the most the Saints have scored in a quarter this season.
“They came out in the third quarter with some intensity and some crispness,” Mountain View coach Ray LeBoeuf said.
Agassi Prep took a 12-8 lead on quarterback Terrell Kemp’s 16-yard touchdown run 6:36 before halftime, but Mountain View responded with 24 straight points.
Engel hit Karl Benjamin with a 22-yard TD pass 7.7 seconds before halftime to give the Saints a 16-12 lead, and Mountain View led the rest of the way.
“They beat us,” Agassi Prep coach Colt Goodman said. “They got inside and outside on us. They played a good football game.”
Goodman said it was too early to know how serious the injury was to Porter, who led the Stars with 486 rushing yards in the first three games.