Coach: Reggie Stancil
Last week: Lost to West Forsyth 27-10
Coach: Rob Kellogg
Last week: Had a bye
This Region 6-AAAAAAA opener features a Mountain View team looking to continue establishing its identity against a Lions team that is trying to change a key part of its current identity.
The host Bears have seen their offensive production trend upwards since getting jack of all trades Garrett Spikes, who has accounted for 576 yards of total offense and six touchdowns, more involved and complementing other weapons like quarterback Nathan Payne, running back Enoch Walters and receiver Rahnell Jackson.
“Obviously, things are clearer to us as coaches after four games than they were at the beginning of the season,” Mountain View coach Rob Kellogg said. “And our off week last week allowed us to re-energize, and we’re still searching for that (offensive) balance. We feel right now, we can be successful with both the running and passing games and taking what the defenses give us.”
The Bears will also look to help on defense from veterans like senior safefy Connor Wright to take on a Peachtree Ridge team whose goals are simpler.
Coach Reggie Stancil is confident that special teams issues that plagued the Lions early on in the season have been addressed with the return of long snapper Aaron Yoo from injury, which has helped the rhythm of kicker/punter Albert Jang and has allowed him to be more of the weapon he is capable of being.
But the biggest goal is simply trying to put together a complete game, something Stancil is once again targeting as the team’s main aim Friday.
“Special teams have got to be better, and we’ve started to do that,” Stancil said. “But we’ve just got to play four quarters. We’ve yet to do that so far (this season).”
Last meeting: Mountain View won 26-3 last year
Location: Mountain View High School