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Broncos pull away in 2nd quarter

LAWRENCEVILLE — A big second quarter lifted Brookwood to a 47-20 victory over Mountain View in non-region football Friday night.

The Broncos (6-0) trailed 7-3 after a quarter when Mountain View’s Nathan Payne threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Mossiah Carter. But the visitors outscored Mountain View 24-0 in the second quarter for a 27-7 halftime lead.

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Homecoming Preview 2020

One of the more intriguing aspects of this game involves the coaching staff. Poitevint, in his first season as Mountain View coach, was previously defensive coordinator at Brookwood. His new program will have to find a way to slow down a Brookwood offense that averages 41.6 points and scored 56 last week against defending state champion Marietta...

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Mark your calendars...

** S P I R I T  N I G H T ** 

When: Monday, November 2nd - 5:00 to close

Where: Taco Mac at Mall of GA

10% of all sales that evening will come back to the MVHS football program!

Please share with all your neighbors, family and friends!!


Click picture or link below to view last Friday's tribute to Coach Rob Kellogg

Rob Kellogg Night 2020

Remembering the life of Rob Kellogg who coached at MVHS from 2015-2020.

Kyle Efford, Kaleb Edwards lead Dacula in win at Mountain View

#2 Senior WR Marcus Brand had a career night against the Falcons!

LAWRENCEVILLE — Not everything went smoothly for Dacula’s football team Friday night at Mountain View.

There were some special teams issues and several costly penalties among the 18 for 135 yards the Falcons racked up. The defense gave up a couple of big pass plays. The offense completed only two passes for 17 yards.

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Rob Kellogg Night a touching tribute to a MVHS great

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Mountain View community paid tribute to beloved head football coach and teacher Rob Kellogg with an emotional ceremony prior to Friday night’s game with Dacula...

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Dacula seeks first win of 2020 with road game at Mountain View

Falcons are led by #2 Kaleb Edwards and #18 Kyle Efford

Dacula, already with two byes, is looking for its first win of 2020 after playing a pair of close games over the past month. The Falcons lost 40-34 in four overtimes to Brookwood in the Corky Kell Classic, then lost 20-14 to rival Mill Creek two weeks ago.

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JV game vs Dacula 10/1 Cancelled

JV Dacula game (10/1) this Thursday has been cancelled.

Dacula will handle cancellation procedures with GoFan and then GoFan will refund all tickets.  Please check your bank statements for refund accuracy.

We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience.


Bears fall to #2 Jefferson 40-7

Bears entering field at Parkview this season

JEFFERSON — Jefferson stayed on a roll early in the season with a 40-7 win over visiting Mountain View on Friday.

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Bears travel to unbeaten Jefferson (2-0) for non-region matchup

QB Nathan Payne earlier this season at Parkview

Mountain View gave Lanier, one of Gwinnett’s most successful teams in recent seasons, a tight game last week before falling by a touchdown. It was the Bears’ second straight loss after losing 33-16 to Parkview in Game 2. They defeated Shiloh in the season opener, Poitevint’s debut as head coach.

“I'm really proud of our players and how they responded this week at practice after a tough loss last week,” Poitevint said. “Our team is working hard to improve every week and that is all we can ask them to do. We look forward to another opportunity to compete against a great team this Friday night.”

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Limited tickets still available for tonight's game on GoFan

BEARS travel to Jefferson for Non-Region matchup

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LAWRENCEVILLE — Andrew Blackford threw three touchdown passes, two to Tyler Washington, and Lanier won a back-and-forth football game with Mountain View 27-20 Friday night.

Blackford completed 12 of 28 passes for 146 yards, and Washington had seven catches for 97 yards. Washington also rushed eight times for 51 yards. Blackford’s other TD pass was a 20-yarder to Iajah Phillips.

Bryan Williams rushed 20 times for 86 yards for Lanier.

“It was a hard-fought game,” Lanier head coach Korey Mobbs said. “Hats off to Mountain View for hanging in there. Our kids battled, a lot to fix but I'm proud of their effort and toughness.”

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JV & 9th grade games will be played at Mill Creek this Thursday

Bear Nation,

Due to pending weather, BOTH JV and 9th grade games this Thursday 9/17 will be played at Mill Creek High School.

-JV at 5pm
-9th immediately following JV

-JV buses depart for Mill Creek at 4pm
-9th buses depart for Mill Creek at 5:30pm

Parkview holds on to give Bears first loss of season...

WR #1 Mossiah Carter led the Bears with a KO return for a TD and BIG plays all night!

LILBURN — Cody Brown and Tyler Curtis combined to rush for 379 yards and the Parkview football team rolled to a 33-16 win over Mountain View on Friday at the Big Orange Jungle.

Brown rushed 18 times for 237 yards and two touchdowns on runs of 22 and 1 yards. He had a 67-yard gain, a 41-yard gain and seven double-digit runs. Curtis ran it 13 times for 142 yards, including a 60-yarder, and scored three touchdowns.

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Bears travel to Orange Jungle to take on Preseason #1 in 7A Parkview

Kickoff is set for 7:30pm


2020 Week 1
vs Shiloh Players of the Week:
*Offense-LaMarcus Brand
*Defense-Trey Moss
*Special Teams-Justin Rivas
*Scout Team-Karon Smith

Second chance to purchase Bear Spirit Wear!

Bear Nation,

Another opportunity to support your MVHS Bears!

Go Bears!



Enjoy our annual preview of the 2020 MVHS Bears Football Team!

Parent Night this Thursday (8/20) at Dash Performance




2505 Newpoint Pkwy Suite# 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043


Meet our Athletic Training Staff
TD Club Opportunities 
William Lee, Owner/Operator--Dash Performance
Head 9th Grade Coach Mike Bowbliss & Staff (Updates)
Head Coach John Poitevint & Staff (Updates and Season Outlook)


Reminders for TOMORROW (Friday, Aug 14)

(B-Day Schedule)

Live instruction 4, 5, 6, 7 only

-4th=10:20-11:10 am

-5th=11:20-12:10 pm

-6th=12:20-1:10 pm

-7th=1:20-2:10 pm


(Practice Schedule)

-Arrive 2:30-2:45pm

-Film 25 min.--4 groups

-Practice same as today

Weekly Bear Bulletin (Aug 10-14)

Bear Nation,

First, the program had a great week last week.  We got better as a TEAM, Seniors identified their goals for the season, expressed why they loved football and what they wanted their legacy to be!

Second, we'd like to thank Stephanie & Magic Moment Photography, our volunteers and YOU for a wonderful media day on Saturday morning!  The pictures turned out great and will be available and posted on social media soon (see attached).

Furthermore, this will be a busy week with the start of the school year and our practice schedule.  We continue to ask for your understanding & flexibility in these unique times.


*Schedule for this week (August 10-14)

We have Virtual School Open House tomorrow (8/10) and '20-'21 school year starts on Wednesday (8/12). 

Team will lift Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

  • 1-1:15--Report/Check-in procedure at front lobby
  • 1:15-2:50 Lift / Dress / Meet
  • 2:55-3:15--Pre-Practice
  • 3:15--Dynamic warm-up
  • 3:20--Period 1 begins
  • 5:20--End of Practice
  • 5:30-6:00--Film review of practice (4 groups)
  • 6:00-6:15 Locker room change clothes / Drop off laundry / Pick-up Meal / Dismiss


1. The majority of our staff teaches at MVHS and can assist your student with any questions or concerns regarding digital classrooms, core classes, electives, Google Classroom, homework help, Zoom sessions, etc.  Note: Coach Estrada is our ACADEMIC COACH and will oversee your students success this year in school.

He can be reached via email:

2.  We are also very fortunate to have the services of MVHS Counselor Nicole Blackmon, as our NCAA Recruiting Liaison.  She does an amazing job explain the NCAA clearinghouse, GPA questions, eligibility, core classes, letters of recommendation, etc.  
She can be reached via email:  

3.  TD Club meeting at fieldhouse this Wednesday 6:30pm.  We're looking for some great 10th, 11th grade parents that want to join the TD Club.  

4.  Mark your calendars...PARENT NIGHT for 2020 season next Thursday, Aug 20 at DASH fitness.  More information next week!

We look forward to another RELENTLESS week of getting better as a TEAM! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Schedule for Week of Aug 3

Schedule for this week: Mon-Fri

  • Varsity/JV report at 1pm for check in at front lobby
  • 1:15-1:55 Off. Lift / Def Meet (Offense Lift 1st M-W-F)
  • 2:00-2:40 Def. Lift / Off. Meet  
  • 2:45-3:03 - Pre-practice
  • 3:05 Team Dynamic
  • 3:10 Period 1
  • 4:45 End of Practice
  • 5:00 Film Review


Picture Day at 9am 

More info coming soon regarding purchasing pictures and schedule, etc.

We look forward to another RELENTLESS week of MVHS Football!

Venmo orders now available for gaiters!

You can now order your gaiters with Venmo

Simply send $$$ to


Hurry...while supplies last!






Monday and Tuesday - Same practice schedules and groups as last week. 
Group 1 7am-9:30
Group 2 10am-11:30
Group 3 12pm-1:30

Wednesday thru Friday 
Start of Phase III
Full team workouts and practices
Varsity/JV Report at 1pm for check in  
1:15-1:55pm - Offensive Lift / Defensive Meet / Def. Senior Equipment hand out
2:00-2:40pm - Defensive Lift / Offensive Meet / Off. Senior Equipment hand out
2:45-3:05pm - Pre-practice
3:10pm - Team Dynamic
3:15pm - Period 1
4:45pm - End of Practice
5:00pm - Practice Film review 

Players should set up PAYMENT PLAN with Shellie Huth (TD Club Treasurer) ASAP

Thursday - Junior Equipment handout
Friday - Soph. Equipment handout

Friday 7pm - Senior Dinner at Taco Mac (Buford) 

Friday 7/31 Deadline to buy NEW SWAG on online store --> Here's the link


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Phase II Workout Schedule (Week of July 20-23)

GROUPS 1-2 Workout Schedule

Workout times for next week.



Wednesday-Football Practice Only


Let's have another #RELENTLESS week!

Payne C/O '21 QB named one of the TOP 18U QBs in the Nation

18U Class of 2021 QB1 6’3 220 #BigArm

Nathan was recently named one of the Top 18U QB’s while competing at  Nationals this past weekend

Derek Tiller named NEW Defensive Coordinator

MVHS is pleased to announce the hiring of Defensive Coordinator Derek Tiller.  Please welcome Coach Tiller, wife Sarah and his wonderful family to the Bear Nation!    

AJC spotlights Bears and GHSA football workouts beginning...

C/O '24 Justin Greene executing Front Squat on Day 1

AJC covered Phase 1 workouts beginning across the state.  The Bears were honored to receive first page coverage and a wonderful interview with rising '21 Senior WR/ATH #2 Marcus Brand.


COVID-19 Waiver

MVHS Parents,

Please PRINT & SIGN (see below) prior to workouts starting next week Monday, June 8, 2020
If you don't have the ability to print, we will have a WAIVER form tent for your convenience to complete form and allow your son to register at CHECK-IN tent.

Questions, please email Coach Thompson (

GCPS TV Focus Moment for 6/4/2020

GCPS TV has released a new Focus Moment news story titled: Student Athletes Return to Training

This short video can be seen on our GCPS TV website at


To download:


JUNE WORKOUTS--Group Pods starting this Monday 6/8/20


Varsity Group Color Pods for PHASE 1 tomorrow (some names have changed or been deleted due to non-participation for 2020 season)

Black: 6:45-8am
Gold: 8:15-9:30am
Grey: 9:45-11am
Red: 11:15-12:30pm
Purple: 12:45-2pm

Recap with Coach Poitevint from ZOOM Today 6/2/2020

Coach Poitevint summarized key pillars of the program.

Mindset, basic team rules and Summer group sessions that begin this Monday 6/8/20. 

For more, click the attached presentation BELOW.

Go Bears!


Meet the NEW Head Coach...John Poitevint--5/28/2020

Former Brookwood DC becomes 5th Head Coach in MVHS Football History!
Please follow Coach Poitevint by following him on Twitter

Press Release Articles




Meet the Coaches 2020--05/27/2020

Coach's Spotlight this week-Coach Angel Estrada, RB Coach.
A Miami, FL native, teaches World Geography and is a proud husband and father to baby "Air Jordan".
We are pleased to have Coach Estrada on the Bears staff in 2020!
Go Bears!

Meet the Coaches 2020--5/20/2020

Coach's Spotlight this week-Coach Mike Bowbliss. Earlier this year he was named 9th grade Head Coach and will continue to coach Kickers/Punters on Varsity. Coach Bowbliss also assists the MVHS wrestling program. We are proud to have Coach Bowbliss on the staff again in 2020!

Meet the Coaches for 2020--5/13/2020

"Meet the Coaches"
Defensive Coordinator Ricky Aspinwall 
We are proud to have Coach Aspinwall on the Bears staff again in 2020!

Follow Coach Aspinwall on Twitter @coachAwall 

Meet the Coaches for 2020--5/6/2020

Starting a new post each Wednesday..."Meet the Coaches"
First up is Head Boys Track Coach and Off. Line Guru Coach Bill Boroff
We are proud to have Coach Boroff on the Bears staff again in 2020!

Follow Coach Boroff on Twitter @bill_boroff 
MVHS Track on Twitter @MvhsTrackTEAM

'20 DL Hdabe commits to Palmetto Prep Academy, SC

Palmetto Prep Academy, located in Columbia, SC, is a post-graduate prep football program that is dedicated to helping student-athletes earn scholarships to four year colleges or universities.

Since the 2015 season when new administration took over, Palmetto Prep has averaged 31 players per year from its roster to receive an offer from a four year program.

Congratulations to Ismael and his family on his post-high school decision and wish him only the best in his future endeavors!

Gwinnett Prep Sports link

Remembering Coach Kellogg (1962-2020)

It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news that Head Coach Rob Kellogg passed away on April 28. He was much more than our school’s head football coach…he was a devoted husband, father, educator and advocate for young people. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Online Articles:

Gwinnett Prep Sports 

Class of '23 QB Mason Kidd

Mason Kidd recognized as one of the Top QB Class of '23 prospects in the Nation!

Top 2023 QB recruits were graded using the S.T.E.P ratings algorithm, as we were able to obtain more data on recruits like stats, offers, awards and watched the entirety of each recruits freshmen highlight's. One underlying factor that is not accounted for in older recruits is whether or not the recruit was playing on the Freshmen team, JV or Varsity. Check out our April release of our Top 2023 QB recruits at College Football Today and read more below about this star studded class.

*IMPORTANT* 2020 Steps to kickoff NEW season...

The 2020 Varsity/JV & 9th grade Parents are to complete the following prior to Spring Ball in May. 

Please complete the following steps below:  

1.  REGISTER (click link below)

2.  VOLUNTEER (click picture link below)

Volunteer sign-up

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GoFundMe campaign has begun for the 2020 Season...Help the Bears reach our goal!

Click the logo below to learn more...

2020 Fundraisers have begun...

The Bear Nation thanks you for your consideration and support!

Calendar has been updated...

10th-12th Parent Night a huge success!

On Feb 27--the MVHS Football program hosted their Annual Parent/Player Night to kick-off preparations for the 2020 season.  Speakers include Principal Keith Chaney, AD Wayne Smith, OC Chuck Allen, TD Club President David Jones and finally Assistant Coach Bill Boroff.  The highlights of the night were the unveiling of both the Player Packs and the NEW Varsity uniforms for this upcoming season!

Click on the attachments (below) for last night's agenda and also the presentation.




2017 NCAA Division I Signees - National Signing Day

Four Mountain View Bears were honored this past week by the Gwinnett County TD Club as "Players of the Month" for October 2016.  Pictured to the right are Blake Carroll (Jr., LB), Marquel Broughton (Jr., DB), Dhante Hill (Sr., WR), and Jonathan Stewart (Sr., OL).  Congratulations gentlemen!

Gwinnett County TD Club Players of the Month for October 2016

Football Players and Cheerleaders Raise Money for CURE

This September, the Football Team partnered with the Cheerleaders to raise funds for the CURE Childhood Cancer Foundation.  Both groups worked together to raise nearly $1400!  A large portion of the funds were donated directly from the STUDENT BODY and FACULTY at Mountain View HS.  GREAT JOB BEARS!!!

TD Club of Atlanta honors Jonathan Stewart as their "Lineman of the Week" Award Winner on 10/24

September Players of the Month - Gwinnett County Awards Night 9/28/2016

Coaches have kept sports alive in 2020. Has your kid's coach helped them through this crisis?Nominate them   for a chance to win $2500!