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Mountain Lions look to get back on track in new season

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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:00 pm

The players for Mountain View have had a rough few seasons with a constant change in head coach.

In 2010 Justin Argraves left for Tucson High School, and then last year, the team thought they had a coach ready to take over for good, only to have him surprisingly leave after only a season.

Now, the team looks to newly-appointed Head Clarence “Bam” McRae to bring some kind of normalcy to the field.

The Mountain Lions were successful in the home opener, defeating inner-valley rival Marana 25-18 with plenty of fireworks in the fourth quarter.

Now at 1-0, the Mountain Lions have plenty of obstacles ahead with a tough schedule and with trying to let go of the last few seasons.

Coaching changes aren’t the only thing the players have to adjust to. The team also lost star player Cris Thorson, who transferred to Ironwood Ridge High School.

Now, the Mountain Lions look to junior starting quarterback Cody Rochon, who showed he can run and pass in the season’s first outing.

Last season, the Mountain Lions  finished 4-6.

This season, all they can do is look to improve.

Earlier this season, McRae said, “My goals for the team are limitless. We set our goals extremely high, and certainly are shooting to do the best we possibly can. I think we have an opportunity in every single game we play. As long as we execute and take care of our business, we should be okay.”


2012 Mountain View Schedule

Date       Opponent    

8/31       @Canyon Del Oro

9/7         @Desert View

9/14       vs Salpointe Catholic

9/21       @Cienega

9/28       @Tucson

10/5       vs Ironwood Ridge

10/12     @Catalina Foothills

10/19     vs Flowing Wells

10/26     vs Cholla


All games begin at 7 p.m.

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HS Schedule


Aug. 21

Hamilton @ Ironwood Ridge

Rio Rico @ Marana

Catalina Foothills @ Desert Edge

Aug. 28

CDO @ Gilbert

Mountain View @ La Joya Community

Pueblo @ Catalina Foothills

Pusch Ridge @ Bisbee

Sep. 4

CDO @ Tucson High Magnet School

Westwood @ Ironwood Ridge

Horizon @ Mountain View

Marana @ Pueblo

Benson @ Pusch Ridge

Catalina Foothills @ Cienega

Sep. 11

CDO @ Sahuaro

Salpointe @Ironwood Ridge

Mountain View @ Sunnyside

Arcadia @ Marana

McClintock @ Catalina Foothills

Pusch Ridge @ Combs

Sep. 18

Cienega @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge @ Tucson High

Buena @ Mountain View

Marana @ Tempe

Catalina Foothills @ Rincon/University

Pusch Ridge @ Amphi

Sep. 25

Buena @ CDO

Sahuaro @ Ironwood Ridge

Mountain View at Cienega

Marana @ Catalina Foothills

Cholla @ Pusch Ridge

Oct. 2

CDO @ Ironwood Ridge

Queen Creek @ Mountain View

Nogales @ Marana

Catalina Foothills @ Safford

Sahuarita @ Pusch Ridge

Oct. 9

Poston Butte @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge @ Queen Creek

Shadow Ridge @ Mountain View

Marana @ Desert View

Nogales @ Catalina Foothills

Pusch Ridge @ Flowing Wells

Oct 16

CDO @ Queen Creek

Ironwood Ridge @ Marcos de Niza

Mountain View @ Poston Butte

Rincon/University @ Marana

Catalina Foothills @ Sabino

Pueblo @ Pusch Ridge

Oct. 23

Mountain View @ CDO

Poston Butte @ Ironwood Ridge

Marana @ Safford

Desert View @ Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove @ Pusch Ridge

Oct. 30

CDO @ Campo Verde 

Ironwood Ridge @ Mountain View

Sabino @ Marana

Pusch Ridge @ Rio Rico

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