Mountain View is in the 5A Southern Region and the program will have 10 games on the inaugural schedule. The first set of rankings are slated to be released on Sep. 26 and the top 16 ranked teams in each of the two conferences will advance to the state playoffs.
Head coach Jane Holtman Nova is probably one of the most experienced flag football coaches in the state with experience coaching her son for several years when her family lived in Washington. The timing of Nova being on campus as a biology teacher at the same time the AIA introduced flag football almost seems like too much of a coincidence.
“I believe we have a lot of interest on campus,” Nova said heading into tryouts. “I knew I wanted to get into coaching here at Mountain View at some capacity so it was great this sort opened up. We will see what talent we have but I’m going to focus on positive attitudes and good sportsmanship.”
— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) August 7, 2023
5A SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN VIEW FLAG FOOTBALL
Coach: Jane Holtman Nova
Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Agua Fria, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 31 vs. Marana, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 5 vs. Marcos de Niza 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 7 at Copper Canyon, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 12 vs. Franklin, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19 at Crismon, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 21 vs. Desert Sunrise, 5 p.m. (Region)
Thursday, Sept. 28 at Casa Grande, 5 p.m. (Region)
Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Vista Grande, 5 p.m. (Region)
Tuesday, Oct. 17 vs. Jon Paul II, 5 p.m. (Region)
Tuesday, Oct. 24 Playoffs, 6 p.m.
— AZPreps365 (@AZPreps365) August 8, 2023
Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at email@example.com