LAWRENCEVILLE - Mountain View enjoyed some home cooking on a Friday night for the first time this season and savored the flavor all night long.
The Bears' stout defense and solid offense were the recipe in a 29-7 win over Johns Creek at Mountain View.
"We made enough plays to come out on top and I am pleased with that," Mountain View head coach Tim Hardy said.
The Bears (6-1) opened the game with a surgical 11-play drive that culminated in a two-yard touchdown run by Marvin Elam for an early 7-0 lead. A Johns Creek turnover then led to quarterback Charlie Brower finding Matt Kilgore for a 16-yard touchdown pass to put the Bears up 13-0.
The Bears dominated the opening quarter, scoring twice and limiting Johns Creek to five offensive plays in the period.
"We really wanted to stop the big play," Hardy said.
"We stopped the big play. Our run defense has been solid all year."
Despite a solid first half that had them up 16-7, the Bears were unable to put the game away until midway through the third quarter when Brower rolled out on a bootleg to find his tight end Cameron Tootle open for a 3-yard touchdown pass, giving the Bears a 22-7 edge.
Mountain View controlled the action from there as the defense did not allow Johns Creek to mount any sort of comeback in the second half, pushing the team its second win of the season over its fellow first-year school.
The Bears' defense held Johns Creek to 56 yards rushing and allowed Skye Overton to complete only six of his 19 pass attempts.
Along with being excited about his team's efforts, Hardy was also pleased with the energy that the community has given the Bears in its inaugural campaign.
"I am really thankful for the support we are receiving for this program," Hardy said.
Dadriane Smith, who gained a game-high 146 rushing yards, capped the night off with an explosive 67-yard touchdown run.