2012 Record: 6-3
Last playoffs appearance: 2011
Head coach: Judd Benedick (7th season)
RB - Josh Buss: 129 CAR, 887 YDS, 10 TD; 29 REC, 460 YDS, 7 TD
QB - Kai Turner: 137-216 (63.4%), 1,740 YDS, 18 TD, 5 INT; 104 CAR, 374 YDS, 10 TD
LB - Asher Wilson: 65 tkl, 3.0 TKL, 2.5 SACKS
FS - Beau White: 43 TKL, 5 INT
The Mountain View Mavericks opened up the season 3-3. Wins over Meridian, Timberline and Boise, were offset by losses to Capital, Borah and Rocky Mountain.
Needing to win their final three games to have a shot at getting into the playoffs, the Mavs capped their season with wins over Centennial, Eagle and Vallivue and beat the trio of schools by an average of 30-points.
The three-game winning streak ran their overall record to 6-3. But tied with Rocky Mountain for the final playoff spot, the Grizzlies won the tiebreaker since they beat the Mavs during the regular season.
The Mavericks return plenty of skill players this fall. On defensive, senior free safety Beau White is one of four returners in the secondary. On the other side of the ball, senior quarteback Kai Turner will be undercenter for the fourth straight season, and he will look to stretch the field with speedy wide receiver Kenny Webster (13 REC, 223 YDS, 2 TD in 2012).
Senior Josh Buss also returns. While he is listed as a runningback, Mountain View will line him up all over the field in an effort to get him the ball. As a junior in 2012, Buss racked up 1,657 total yards on 170 touches (129 carries, 29 receptions, 10 kickoff returns, 2 punt returns.)
The Mavs will be tested early this season. They face perennial power Capital in Week 1 and Borah in Week 3.