Mountain View Football: Bears Shut Out Raiders

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Mountain View high school’s varsity football record stood at 0-3 up until Friday, September 20. The team’s starting quarterback Crew Peery had an injury in the team’s first game against the Archer tigers, leaving second and third string quarter backs, sophomores Sam Freitas and Alex Scott, to lead the team in the next two games. But on last Friday night Peery took the field to play through the injury and lead the Bears.

The team played the Habersham Central Raiders and won the game 27-0. As the first win of the season the players walked away from the field glad to have stopped all of their opponents attempts at scoring.

Earlier in the season Peery said, “You can expect a lot of surprises from the varsity team. I have never felt such love and commitment from a team before.”

The “love and commitment” paid off in big ways when junior running back Andre Joseph scored touchdowns three times and sophomore tight end Andrew Pettit scored once again. The junior kicker Jeff Hollingsworth came through with the extra point three times.

Joseph’s first touchdown came off of a punt return. His second was a 30 yard run off a pass from Peery, and the third was 10 yards from another pass. Pettit scored by catching Peery’s touchdown throw.

Senior corner and slot Mark Adams said, “Everyone was focused and we executed on the field with minimal errors.”

The defense played a major role in the win for the Bears as well holding the Raiders back for a total of 136 offensive yards. Junior corner and safety Kielan Whitner had one interception for Mountain View. Junior tackle Jordan Jones sacked Habersham’s quarter back three times.

After their first shut out in school history the boys are pumped for next week’s game. The team takes on the Collins Hill Eagles for their Homecoming game next Friday, September 27 in hopes of going 2-3 for the season.

Nicolle Sartain
As a senior from Mountain View high school, Nicolle Sartain writes for the school’s newspaper, The Grizzly Gazette. She participates in Mountain View’s theater department and was a cheerleader as well.

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