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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:26 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

Fans in the stands during Mountain View's 12-3 loss to Salpointe Catholic last Friday could be excused for wondering if noted high-kicker Chuck Norris was doing the coaching.

The reason for the possible confusion? Kicks made up the majority of the offense on both sides of the field, as neither team could establish an offensive rhythm, and stout defenses turned the contest into a battle of field goals.

Salpointe, 7-1 and taking on Tucson High on Friday, succeeded in doing what no team had been able to do previously – stifle Mountain View's standout senior running back Myles Williams.

The Lancers held Williams to his lowest yardage total of the season, 20 yards on 15 carries, and held the Mountain Lions (2-6 and on the road against Sierra Vista Buena on Friday) to 79 yards of total offense.

While Salpointe was able to rack up 271 yards of total offense, a gritty performance by Mountain View's defense kept the score close.

"We were within one big play," said Mountain View head coach Paul Schmidt. "I'm proud of our defense, the kids fought hard."

The Mountain Lions threw the first punch, scoring on a 33-yard field goal from junior kicker Chris Delgado with 7:16 remaining in the first quarter.

Those would be Mountain View's final points of the game, but they never trailed by more than a touchdown until junior kicker Kyle Bakewell of Salpointe aimed a 22-yard field goal through the uprights with 1:24 left to play.

Mountain View travels to Sierra Vista to take on Buena this Friday before hosting neighborhood rival Ironwood Ridge on Nov. 6. Schmidt said that the effort of his defense is something the Mountain Lions will try to build on.

"We are proud of our defense," said Schmidt. "We've just got to keep working hard."

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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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