Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees approves selection of principals at Montgomery HS and Lone Star ES

Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Executive Director of Finance also selected

The Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees has approved the selection of new principals for Montgomery High School and Lone Star Elementary School as well as Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Executive Director of Finance.

Montgomery ISD selected Noah Hollander as the next Principal of Montgomery High School. Noah Hollander will be coming to Montgomery from Battle Creek Central HS in Michigan after serving as Executive Principal since 2016. After graduating from Calvin College, Hollander came to Texas to complete his master’s degree at Sam Houston State University while teaching at Stovall Middle School in Aldine ISD and Oak Ridge High School in Conroe ISD. In 2014, he made the move to Beloit, Wisconsin as the Assistant Principal of Memorial HS. Hollander is currently working on his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis through the University of Wisconsin.

“Noah’s experience at the high school level is impressive and extensive and we are excited to welcome him back to Texas to lead our Montgomery Bears,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “I believe that he has the knowledge base and the experience in curriculum and staff development that not only aligns with Montgomery ISD’s goals and strategic plan, but most importantly fits the needs of Montgomery HS and will be a benefit to every student and staff member on the MHS campus.”

Chris Stowe has been selected as the next Principal of Lone Star ES. Stowe is currently the Associate Principal at Lake Creek HS.

Stowe began his career as an elementary school teacher before joining Montgomery ISD in 2011, where he grew the MHS Speech and Debate team to national prominence and was recognized nationally for his teaching and coaching abilities and named Region 6 Educator of the Year from the Texas Speech Communication Association. Since opening Lake Creek HS as an Assistant Principal, he has grown into the Associate Principal role, supporting staff and being a critical participant in campus decision-making processes. Stowe received his Bachelor’s Degree from Utah Valley University, a Master’s Degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and is currently a Doctoral candidate at Sam Houston State University.

“Filling the position of campus principal in MISD should always be a very competitive and transparent process as we watch candidates rise to the top of a talented pool of individuals,” Morrison said. “Chris did just that as we completed several rounds of interviews, and we are confident that his ability to build strong relationships and passion for engaging students and families will serve our Lone Star community very well.”

Stowe will assume the role of Lone Star ES principal from Dr. Catherine Bartlett, who is retiring at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

“I am thrilled that Chris has been selected as the next leader of our Lone Star Longhorn family,” Bartlett said. “I was fortunate enough to participate in the interview process and experienced first-hand how his experience and passion for students will translate into success as an elementary principal. I am excited to watch him fall in love with Lone Star, and I know he will be able to provide the support and guidance needed to continue the success we have enjoyed as a school community.”

Another leadership position that the MISD Board of Trustees approved included the selection of Dr. Christopher Summers as the next Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction. Summers assumes the role of Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction from Mark Weatherly, who was recently named the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education.

Dr. Summers will join Montgomery ISD from Sealy, ISD where he currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools, and has been serving in education since 1996. He began his career in the classroom at both the elementary and junior high school levels and has served as Assistant Principal in Pearland and Clear Creek ISD, held Principal positions from 2002-2014 in both Austin ISD and Hays CISD and was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in West Oso ISD from 2014-2018 before moving to Sealy. Dr. Summers received his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Behavior and Management, his Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston and his Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

“Dr. Summers has an incredibly deep level of experience and knowledge of curriculum in the state of Texas and how to best reach students of all academic levels and a variety of demographic areas,” Morrison said. “As we evaluate the direction we are going in providing professional development to our educators and ensuring that our instructional model design serves all students in Montgomery ISD, we are confident that he will be an amazing addition to our district’s leadership team.”

Finally, Timothy Momanyi, a finance executive with more than 17 years of experience in both public and private sectors, has been selected as the district’s Executive Director of Finance.

Tim is joining Montgomery ISD from Houston ISD, where he currently serves as the Officer of Budgeting and Financial Planning. He began his career in public education finance in Aldine ISD, working his way up from Accountant to Director and then Executive Director of Finance. Before entering public education, Momanyi worked in the private sector as a Relationship Manager and Accountant from Bank of New York Mellon in Houston. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston and a Master’s in Business Administration from Houston Baptist University.

“Tim is going to be a wonderful addition to complement and enhance the critical work of our department,” Kris Lynn, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations said. “We have worked very hard over the last two years to balance our budget, increase employee compensation and build transparency and trust with our community regarding our management of district finances. His experience and ability to focus on the district’s financial strategy and planning is going to be immensely supportive as we continue to grow.”

These positions were filled through a highly competitive and thorough process, with multiple steps in the interview process, to ensure that the best candidate was selected for each role as Montgomery ISD seeks to be the Premier school district in the state of Texas.

“Today, we gained four outstanding leaders in our school district,” MISD Board President Matt Fuller said. “It’s evident that our district’s search and interview processes empower us to attract and select amazing individuals from all over the state and country who want to join our staff and be a part of the great things happening here in Montgomery ISD.”

Justin Lanham named new Head Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach at Lake Creek HS

Montgomery ISD is excited to introduce Justin Lanham as the new Lake Creek High School Head Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach.

Coach Lanham is coming to Lake Creek after serving as the Varsity Assistant Coach at JJ Pearce HS, a 6A program in Richardson, TX. Before Richardson, he served as the Head Coach at Iowa Park HS (4A) as well as the assistant coach at Denton Braswell HS (5A), Azle HS (5A) and McCullough JH. Lanham is a graduate of Texas A&M and served as the student-assistant coach during his time as an Aggie. 

“Through the interview process, Coach Lanham continued to impress with his experience, his knowledge of the game and his reputation for success with his student-athletes,” MISD Athletic Director Coach Heard said. “He’s going to be a great leader for our Lions and we are excited to welcome him to Montgomery ISD.”

After starting his coaching career in Montgomery County and meeting his wife while working in the Woodlands, they have both always hoped for an opportunity to bring them back to this area to raise a family.

“Montgomery ISD is clearly a very attractive district as it’s such a growing area,” Lanham said. “I’m honored to get to join the Lake Creek family that carries such a great reputation as a school with a winning culture.”

Lanham also shared that the interview process was very impressive, having met some amazing members of the Lake Creek and district staff. Being impressed with the people that he would be working with and for was a great draw in accepting this position.

Lanham will be meeting his Lion student-athletes and parents later this week and will transition to Lake Creek HS at the end of the school year.

Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees authorizes action to save taxpayers over $10 million

The Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees has authorized the defeasance and refunding of existing district bond debt resulting in $10.44 million in savings to Montgomery ISD taxpayers.

As a result of these actions taken by the Board, the district has refinanced select bonds authorized by voters in 2015 with a 5% interest rate to a 4% rate. With this refinancing, the term of these bonds was decreased by one year. The decreased rate and term resulted in significant savings to taxpayers.

Seeing the rise in current interest rates and the projection that rates may increase an additional 2.5% through 2023, district leadership has been actively seeking to pay off bonds early and reduce the district’s existing debt obligations.

“One of our top priorities as a school board and district leadership team is to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars,” Board President Matt Fuller said. “The diligence of our superintendent and leadership team to continually seek opportunities that will benefit our community, taxpayers and district financial standing are actions I will always support, and I am proud of their efforts to think innovatively about our budget and fully support their efforts to save taxpayers’ money.”

Montgomery ISD’s proactive enhancement of its financial standing may serve as a protective measure to address future interest rate increases. Additionally, these actions also create additional capacity that would minimize the tax impact of any future issuances of bonds needed to address rapid growth being experienced throughout Montgomery.

Montgomery ISD’s current total tax rate is $1.26 per $100 of assessed property value. This is the district’s lowest overall tax rate since 2005.

Tim Williams named Principal of Lake Creek HS

Williams currently serves as Principal of Oak Hills Junior High School

After a competitive and extensive interview process, the Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees has approved the selection of Tim Williams, current Principal at Oak Hills JH, as the next Principal of Lake Creek HS. Williams will lead Lake Creek HS following the retirements of Phil Eaton and Acting Principal Duane McFadden.

“Mr. Williams emerged from an impressive list of incredibly talented, qualified candidates for this role,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “His experience in Montgomery and knowledge of the community, ability to authentically connect with students, staff members and families and his proven strong leadership make him the ideal person for this role.”

Williams has been in Montgomery ISD since 2013, having served as Assistant Principal at both Montgomery Middle School and Montgomery Junior High prior to being selected as Principal of Montgomery Middle School and then opening Oak Hills JH as principal in 2017. During his tenure in Montgomery ISD, Williams has been recognized as Assistant Principal of the Year in 2014 by both the district and Region 6.

“The opportunity and trust the district gave me to open Oak Hills was a gift,” Williams said. “And together we have created an amazing campus where students and teachers can enjoy coming to school and can thrive.”

Williams is familiar with many Lake Creek HS students and their families from their time at Oak Hills JH and looks forward to growing those relationships deeper while working with the staff at Lake Creek HS.

“Tim’s foundation of strong relationships speaks volumes to making this transition a very smooth one for the entire Lion family,” Morrison said. “We’re excited for the next chapter and what lies ahead for the Lions under Mr. Williams’ leadership.”

Williams and his wife Jamie, a former junior high math teacher and counselor, have two daughters and one son. Jalynn is 14 and attends Oak Hills JH, Kennedy is seven and attends Keenan ES and baby Cooper is 9 months old and loves his sisters and smiling.

Williams received a Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University in 2003 and his Master’s Degree in Education from Lamar University in 2010. Before joining Team Montgomery, Williams served as a teacher, coach and administrator in Sheldon ISD from 2003-2013. While in Sheldon ISD, he received the Rookie of the Year Award for the 2003-2004 school year as an 8th grade US History teacher and the Teacher of the Year Award in 2005. He coached JV and Varsity Football and Baseball at his alma mater, C.E. King High School.

“I could go on forever about what leading Oak Hills JH and working with that amazing staff has meant to me,” Williams said. “And then I could go on and on again about what the opportunity ahead of me means, as well. I’m humbled and thankful, and so very excited to lead the Lake Creek family.”

Montgomery HS Head Football Coach John Bolfing announces retirement after 19 years in Montgomery ISD

Winningest coach in Montgomery HS football history calls it a career after 34 years in education

Following the Montgomery Bears successful 11-1 season that included an undefeated regular season and district title, longtime Montgomery HS Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator John Bolfing has announced his retirement. Bolfing has coached at Montgomery HS since 2003, serving two years as the Defensive Coordinator before being named Head Coach in 2005.

Bolfing holds a record of 114-71 as the head coach of the Bears, having earned District Coach of the Year five times, including the 2021 season in which the Bears were undefeated and named District Champions.  

Bolfing received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas in 1987 and began his career as Head Football and Baseball Coach at Waco Christian in 1988. In 1990, he made the move to Reicher HS as the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at his alma mater. From there, he spent three seasons at Midlothian HS and four at China Springs HS, both as Offensive Coordinator, before coming to Montgomery HS as the Defensive Coordinator in 2003.

“In the summer of 2005, Dr. Bob Smith, Bobby Morris and Athletic Director Leonard George took a chance on hiring me from a staff that hadn’t been very successful,” Bolfing said. “Clint Heard and Lori Polan have been with me since I arrived and I will forever be grateful to the individuals who have had such a great influence on my career.”

In his 17 years as Head Coach, the Bears have made the playoffs 11 times, advancing as far as Regional Finals in 2010, with a season ending loss to Friendswood at Rice Stadium. He holds the longest tenure for a football coach in Montgomery HS history, has the most wins by a head coach with 114 and has the third highest win percentage behind Jack Snipes (1969, one season, 12-0) and Howell Ferguson (1979-80, two seasons, 15-3). Over the last 17 seasons, the Montgomery Bears are the second winningest football program in Montgomery County.

“I have been truly blessed to work with some incredible coaches, but more importantly, outstanding men,” Bolfing said. “They have made my job easy and we have been given some amazing young men to coach over the years, who bought into what we were doing and showed that Montgomery football could compete with anyone.”

During his tenure in Montgomery, Bolfing has coached all three of his sons, Tyler, Josh and Brock, in the quarterback position, with his youngest son Brock set to graduate in May.

“My wife has been a huge blessing in my career,” Bolfing said. “Allowing me to do my job to the best of my ability while she took care of the day-to-day responsibilities of our four kids, often working herself and always being in attendance at Friday Night Lights. She and the kids, especially Brooke, have always been my biggest fans and spending 10 seasons with my sons on the field with me is something I never dreamed of.”

Bolfing has coached in every Montgomery HS game ever played at MISD Stadium and his wife, Gailey, has been in attendance at each one as well.

“It’s hard to imagine a Bears game that won’t have John on the sidelines,” MISD Athletic Director Clint Heard said. “His family is a staple of Montgomery and he has been instrumental to the success of our Bears and in growing young men to be outstanding student-athletes that represent our community well.”

Bolfing’s overall record as a Head Football Coach in the State of Texas is 162-111-1. He led Waco Christian to win the State Championship in TAPPS 2A in just his second year of coaching and has continued to carry teams to success. In only his second season as Head Coach of the Bears, Montgomery advanced to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade.

Bolfing believes that his family has been very fortunate to work and live in community with some amazing people through his 34-year career. Fred McNeil hired him at just 24 years old to be the Head Football Coach at Waco Christian and the late Father Leo Baysinger trusted him to lead the Athletic Department at Reicher. He also credits head coaches at Midlothian and China Spring, Danny Stout and Mark Bell, for teaching him more about the game of football than anyone else and preparing him for the success he has had in Montgomery.

“It is difficult to pick a most memorable season, but if I had to it would be 2014,” Bolfing said. “It was our first year in 6A and most people believed that would be the demise of our program. We were the smallest school in the state playing at the 6A level and achieved a winning season in what I believe was the toughest 6A district in the state. I’ve never been more proud of a group of players!”

Bolfing plans to spend next football season on the road, cheering from the stands as he supports his children who have supported him and his team all these years. Tyler, 2011 graduate of Montgomery HS, is currently a coach at Baylor while Josh, 2015 graduate of Montgomery HS, is coaching at The University of Louisiana. Brooke, a 2013 Montgomery HS graduate is engaged to a member of Texas Tech football team’s administrative staff and Brock will be beginning his college career playing at Blinn College.

“Gailey and I will be at a college football game every Saturday next fall,” Bolfing said. “Spending time with our kids and their growing families.”

Bolfing has experienced Montgomery through times of rapid growth and the addition of another high school and is truly thankful for the time spent with “some of the best people on the planet” at Montgomery HS. From teachers, cafeteria workers, to administrators, and he especially wants to thank the custodians, Carlton White, Jesse Alfred and the late Arthur Ford, believing that no one makes your job easier than good custodians.

“I’ve known John for 20 years now and there is no doubt that he is an incredible football coach with an amazing ability to inspire athletes,” Heard said. “His career here has been great for our community and the success of our football program and we wish him nothing but the best in his next journey.”

Montgomery ISD Praise Page: March, 2022

Each month during the school year, Montgomery ISD celebrates faculty and staff for their extraordinary contributions while serving the students of MISD. In the Praise Pages below, we celebrate the more than 80 MISD employees who were recognized by their peers this March. Congratulations!

Montgomery ISD Campuses “Hustle” for an MISD Education Foundation Grant

It’s Hustle season for all ten MISD campuses and the Montgomery ISD Education Foundation! For the next 25 days, campuses are competing to win a MISDEF grant for a special project they would like to add to their campus.

The Hustle Project competition is part of the upcoming MISDEF Spring Soirée, which is set to take place Saturday, April 23, 2022 on the grounds of the Old Community Center in Historic Montgomery. The event, which is open to the entire community, is the Montgomery ISD Education Foundation’s annual fundraising gala for scholarship and teacher grant programs. At the event, there will be parent hustle teams from each campus selling sponsorship tickets to anyone who wishes to support the cause. The elementary and secondary campus with the most “hustle” will each win a $2,000 grant for their Campus Hustle Project.

“Through these hustle grants, we strive to raise awareness and much needed funds to help with the many needs of all MISD campuses,” MISD Education Foundation Director Tiffany Ortiz said. “While the campuses win the grants, the real winners are the students who benefit from these creative projects designed to enhance their education experiences.”

Ahead of the Spring Soirée, the entire community is invited to join the hustle to support their campus of choice. Here’s how:

  1. Check out the videos below from each campus, featuring administrators sharing their plans for the grant money if their campus wins. You can also view all of them here.
  2. Click this link to purchase (via PayPal) campus sponsorship tickets to help your campus of choice win. This is where the “hustle” happens!
  3. On the same page, you will also have the opportunity to purchase event tickets or take advantage of several sponsorship opportunities.
  4. You are encouraged to share the link and video supporting your campus hustle choice on all your social media platforms. Anyone can purchase tickets to support the hustle and attend the event.
  5. You are also invited to like and follow the MISD Education Foundation Page on Facebook.  Feel free to tag them when posting about the event!
MISDEF Hustle Project Video, Keenan ES
MISDEF Hustle Project Video, Lake Creek HS
MISDEF Hustle Project Video, Lincoln ES
MISDEF Hustle Project Video, Lone Star ES
MISDEF Hustle Project Video, Montgomery ES
MISDEF Hustle Project Video, Montgomery HS
MISDEF Hustle Project Video, Montgomery Jr. HS
MISDEF Hustle Project Video, Madeley Ranch ES
MISDEF Hustle Project Video, Oak Hills Jr. HS
MISDEF Hustle Project Video, Stewart Creek ES

Montgomery ISD Fishing Team Earns District Title

Congratulations to the MISD Fishing Team on claiming their 7th Conference Title in 8 years! The Houston Division consists of 28 different high schools, so this is no small achievement.

Of the 46 teams that qualified for the Regional Championship, 29 of them are students from Montgomery ISD. This year’s Championship will be held on Lake Travis on April 8th and 9th.

The following update was contributed by MISD Fishing Team sponsor, Mark Hooker.

At the beginning of the Season back in September this Senior Laden Team put forth some strong, yet achievable goals. Repeat as the Texas High School Bass Association Conference Champions, have another Angler of the Year, qualify the most individual teams to regionals than any other program, repeat as the THSBA Regional Champions, qualify the most individual teams to State, and to win an elusive Second State Championship.

All of these goals are very difficult to obtain, but as mentioned above, this combined squad from both Lake Creek & Montgomery High Schools is deep with Senior Leadership. Students that know what it’s like to set goals, and work towards accomplishing them.

Three of our six goals were met last Saturday March the 12th. The Team won their 7th Conference Title in 8 years of competing. Cade Lipham repeated as the Angler of the Year for the Houston Division, and we qualified a record number of Individual Teams to Regionals, with 29 Teams earning the right to compete at the Regional Championship.
By winning the THSBA Lake Conroe Event, the Team won its’ 4th Conference Tournament out of 5, coming in 2nd last month at Toledo Bend. This put the Team’s point total at 499 out of a possible 500 points, easily outdistancing our closest competitor in the 28 High School Houston Division Conference by 7 points.

This Conference win was led by Colton Hatzold and Karson Rabern, who had a strong tournament, ending up in 7th Place out of 151 Individual Teams that braved the harsh winter like conditions on Saturday morning. Colton & Karson had a nice limit that weighed 11.59 pounds, which is even more impressive due to the fact that over half the field did not catch a keeper.

Following close behind in 8th place were Wyatt Lanier and Beau Massey, who brought 11.71 pounds of fish to the scales. Just a little more than a pound behind Lanier & Massey were Montgomery Seniors Jake Hird and Leslie Williams, who brought in 4 nice fish that weighed 10.63 pounds, landing them in 10th place. This put our total weight for our top 3 Teams, which is how the School Champion is determined at 33.93 pounds, securing the victory by over 5 pounds.
The 29 Teams that will move on to Regionals, will compete on Lake Travis on April the 9th. It will be there, that we will look forward to the opportunity to accomplish two more of our goals, win the Regional Championship for the 4th time in our 8 year history, and to qualify a record number of individual teams to the State Tournament.

The Team would like to thank all of the supporters in the community that came out to the weigh-in. Also high on our gratitude list would be to all of the Parents, Captains, & Sponsors, that give so much in order for these young men and women to accomplish many goals, and represent the community of Montgomery in such a positive manner.

Montgomery ISD Board Meeting Recap: March 22, 2022

The Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 for a regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

The meeting began with a special recognition of our district’s Educational Diagnosticians. The week of March 7 through March 11 was celebrated as “Educational Diagnosticians Week” in the State of Texas. Our district diagnosticians support students receiving specialized learning services by identifying needs and ensuring that accommodations and best practices are implemented to serve each student. The individuals pictured above are instrumental to the district’s work to provide an excellent standard of education to all students and we want to thank them for their commitment to our students and families.

Dr. Mark Weatherly appointed as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education

The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Mark Weatherly as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education. Dr. Weatherly follows Duane McFadden in the role, who is retiring at the end of this school year after serving in Montgomery ISD since 1996.

Dr. Weatherly is currently the district’s Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction and is also serving as the Acting Principal of Montgomery High School through the end of the current school year. He will officially begin his new role following the 2021-22 school year.

Dr. Weatherly has 29 years of experience in public education. Prior to joining Montgomery ISD as Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction in 2021, he served in New Caney ISD as Director of Secondary Instruction. Mark has also served as a principal at the high school, junior high school and elementary levels. He was named Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Region 6 High School Principal of the Year in 2017.

Mark holds a BS in Kinesiology and English from Sul Ross State University, a MS in Educational Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Cenergistic reports that MISD has generated significant cost avoidance through conservative energy consumption

Montgomery ISD partnered with energy management consultant Cenergistic during the 2020-21 school year to bring attention to and produce energy efficiencies across the district.

Representatives from Cenergistic presented reports at the meeting that the efforts of our employees have generated over $731,000 in cost avoidance throughout the partnership. Among many areas to generate energy savings, Cenergistic sends reminders to Montgomery ISD before holiday breaks, reminding district employees to unplug and save energy while our campuses are closed.

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