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     Mountain View High School, GHSA Region Eight member of Class 7-A, announces its 2021 Football Varsity schedule.  Second year Head football coach, John Poitevint, became the 5th Head Coach in school history in May of last year and hopes to continue to build on the success of a program that has made the playoff in four of the last five yearsThe Bears are excited to be playing their home games on what will be a newly refurbished Mountain View Community Stadium.  Over the course of the summer, GCPS will be installing a new state of the art field turf playing surface.  The field will complement the already newly installed eight-lane track.   

     The Bears schedule features competition against several top-caliber programs.  With games against eight 2020-playoff teams, including the 2020 GHSA 4-A State Runner Up, as well as the 2020 GHSA 7-A State Runner Up, the Bears will play one of the toughest schedules in the state this year.

     Mountain View will open the fall campaign at home on August 20 versus Class 6-A Shiloh HS (3-7).  Next, the Bears will host perennial 7-A powerhouse Parkview HS (8-4), who lost in the Elite Eight last year.  The Bears will then travel to Class 6-A Lanier HS (3-7) on September 3.  The Bears will follow this up by hosting 4-A powerhouse Jefferson (13-1), who lost in the GHSA state finals last year to Marist.  The Bears will close out their non-region play with games at Class 6-A Dacula HS (7-4) on September 17, followed by a trip to 7-A Brookwood HS (8-3), both of which made the playoffs last year.

     The Bears will open up their tough region play, hosting playoff caliber Mill Creek HS (5-6) on October 15 and then travel to 2020 7-A State Runner-Up Collins Hill (12-2) on October 22.  The Bears will honor their seniors at home for Senior Night on October 29 versus Peachtree Ridge HS (4-5) before finishing out regular season play at North Gwinnett HS (8-4) on November 5

     Head Coach John Poitevint states, “the quality of football programs on the schedule is off the charts.  Our young men and our coaching staff work year-round to prepare for the rigors of such a schedule.  We want to be a better team in the last game than in the first game.  This schedule will challenge us to get better each week.  At the end, our goal remains the same… to play for a state championship in early December in Atlanta.”