Flax flexes marketing muscles to catch colleges’ attention

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Mountain View High’s Austin Flax races toward the end zone in last year’s rivalry game against Los Altos. Flax committed to Drake University earlier this month.

It wasn’t just his performance on the football field and in the classroom that earned Austin Flax 13 college scholarship offers, from which he recently chose Drake University. The Mountain View High senior’s marketing skills proved instrumental as well.

Hooper makes impact on & off football field

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Trevor Hooper as a running back for Mountain View High.

Since graduating from Mountain View High in 2002, Trevor Hooper traveled as far as Buffalo to pursue his love for football before finding another passion – helping others.

Spartans stumble in CCS opener


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Mountain View halfback Julian Daniels looks for room to run. He rushed for 84 yards Saturday.

The life of a football coach requires watching plenty of game film, and it’s something Mountain View High’s Shelley Smith dreaded after Saturday’s 20-10 loss to Burlingame in the Central Coast Section Division III quarterfinals.

“I’ve got to look at it,” he said, “but I’m going to hate watching that darn film.”

Spartans lock down playoff spot


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Receiver Austin Flax scores on Mountain View’s first offensive play. He had two touchdowns in the 54-7 win over Fremont.

While life is often rough for football teams transitioning from the friendly confines of the El Camino Division to the demanding De Anza Division of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League, Mountain View High has made an almost seamless transition this year.

The Spartans improved to 3-1 in the De Anza and 7-1 overall with Friday’s 54-7 thumping of Fremont. The homecoming win assured Mountain View a top-four finish in the division – which qualifies the team for the playoffs – with two league games remaining in the regular season.


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