The Mount View football team already has met most expectations this season in Eastern Class C, having won more games this fall then in its brief existence in the Little Ten Conference.

Now, on the heels of a 44-12 homecoming victory Saturday against visiting Washington Academy of East Machias, which earned the Mustangs their fifth win of the year, Mount View looks forward as it hopes to exceed expectations with the postseason on the horizon.

Mount View is 5-2 and has established itself as one of the teams to beat in the LTC and appear likely to secure a home playoff game with the Mustangs ending the regular season at home on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. against Calais.

On Saturday against the Raiders, Will Nunn rushed for 105 yards on 15 carries and two scores of six and five yards for Mount View, while Craig Nealley had 96 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown of 28 yards to lead the hosts. Nealley added a pair of two-point conversions for the ‘Stangs.

Quarterback Jay Babin also impressed on the gridiron and was 7-of 14 under center, with both a rushing touchdown and a 10-yard scoring pass to teammate Ryan St. Clair to his credit. Mark Dollop also scored on a one-yard plunge.

Leading Mount View’s defense were Nealley (11 solo tackles, 6 assisted tackles), Babin (blocked punt) and Ben Korman (fumble recovery).

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