Montgomery Bears Win Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Community Connection School of the Year Award

School receives $2,500 donation presented by Suddenlink Communications

Montgomery High School is the winner of the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Community Connection School of the Year award presented by Suddenlink. As part of the recognition, the Bears received a $2,500 donation during a campus celebration.

“What a great day for Montgomery High School,” Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees President Dr. Matt Fuller said. “Our community has always strongly supported our Bears and this is another shining example. On behalf of the entire Montgomery HS family, thanks to Suddenlink, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, and everyone who cast their vote for the Bears!”

Montgomery High School was recognized as a school of the week by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Suddenlink during the October 8, 2021 football game against the Bryan Rudder Rangers. Fifteen schools across Texas were recognized as a school of the week throughout the 2021 fall football season, who were all in the running for the school of the year award. At the conclusion of the 2021 season, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football launched online voting, where fans and community members could cast their vote for their favorite school. MHS received 44,365 of the nearly 300,000 votes cast.

“This year saw the most votes in this program’s 3-year history,” Robel Melesse, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Vice President of Operations said. “In fact, the votes Montgomery High School received surpassed the winners from the past years!”

“At Suddenlink, we’re all about community and connectivity,” Suddenlink Market Engagement Specialist Curt Allison said. “The connection Montgomery High School has with the Montgomery community is very strong, and that was clearly demonstrated by their support in earning this award. Congratulations, Bears!”

The accolade follows an exciting 2021 football season for the Bears, with two players earning spots on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s All-State team, and the team earning the district champion title after going undefeated in the regular season. The Bears made it to the second round of the UIL football playoffs, finishing the season with an 11 – 1 overall record.

“It’s been a very exciting and rewarding year for the Bears,” Montgomery Bears Head Football Coach John Bolfing said. “I couldn’t be more proud of our athletes, our school, and to be a part of the Montgomery community. I am forever grateful for their support.” For more information about the Community Connector School Program presented by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Suddenlink, visit