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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:00 pm | Updated: 9:44 am, Wed Oct 24, 2012.

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

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View at Haven Golf Course

Ironwood Ridge, Buena, Catalina at Rincon (Dell Urich)

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at CDO

Maricopa at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Vista Grande

Poston Butte at Catalina Foothills

San Miguel at Pusch Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Wednesday, October 1

Girls Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View vs. Ironwood Ridge (Omnu Tucson National)

CDO, Sunnyside at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Sabino at Catalina Foothills

Cross Country (4:30 p.m.)

Ironwood Ridge, Sahuarita at Flowing Wells (Columbus Park)

Marana, St. Gregory at Catalina Foothills

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

CDO at Ironwood Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills at CDO

JV Football (6.p.m.)

Marana at Maricopa

Salpointe at Mountain View

CDO at Catalina Foothills

Thursday, October 2

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Mountain View, St. Gregory’s, Pusch Ridge at Marana

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Poston Butte

Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells

Pusch Ridge at Willcox

Varsity Football (7p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Rincon

Friday, October 3

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Girls Vollyeball (all day)

CDO, Catalina Foothills at Falcon Invitational

Cross Country

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Desert Twilight Festival

Varsity Footbal (7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at San Tan Valley

Saturday, October 4

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Swimming (all day)

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational

Girls Volleyball (4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Desert Christian

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