Bears to celebrate milestone wins tonight

Staff Report

In addition to being the de facto championship game in the Northwest 1A Conference and a belated Homecoming for the state’s third-ranked 1A team, Mount Airy’s home game tonight with Walkertown will celebrate two milestones in the long history of Granite Bear football.

At 7:10 p.m., 20 minutes before kickoff, the school will recognize the football program for its 700th all-time victory, which came during the Bears’ recent road trip, along with the 177th career victory for head coach Kelly Holder, tying him with former Coach Jerry Hollingsworth as the school’s all-time winningest football coach. On the same night that Holder earned his 177th win as the Mount Airy head coach, he also won his 200th overall, having won 23 games prior to taking over at MAHS.

Mount Airy High School cordially invites everyone who has ever been involved with Granite Bear football to attend Friday’s game and take part in the celebration. This includes fans, players, coaches, statisticians and managers, along with anyone else.

The Bears (9-0, 4-0 NW1A) will clinch no worse than a share of the conference title and also lock up the top seed out of the conference for the playoffs with a win over the Wolfpack (5-4, 4-0).

Staff Report