MV COUGARS FOOTBALL
Ryan Martini: OL/LB
Ryan is a four-year player for Mountain View Football. This will be his second year playing on the offensive line for the varsity and was IMC Honorable Mention in 2017. He is looking forward to leading this years’ young line into the six A level. Ryan has been playing football since he was in second grade and is part of a family tradition of MVHS cougars. He has two brothers that come through the program: Mitch and Tyler Martini. Ryan’s parents are Audrey and Adam Martini. Beyond football Ryan has a 3.2 GPA and was the captain for the Baseball team this last season. He hopes to continue on to play baseball at the junior college level after high school. Ryan also enjoys time outdoors and enjoys working and learning in shop classes at MVHS.
Caden Cromwell: QB/LB
Caden returns for his fourth year in the Mountain View Program and his third as the starting Quarterback. After his best off-season yet, he is looking forward to leading the Cougar offense into 6A. One of four Cromwell boys who have played for Mountain View, he is supported by his parents, Jessica and Bret. He maintains a steady job year-round and enjoys his being with his family and friend. He is undecided for next year.
Colton Burkhardt: QB/DB
Colton begins his first year at Mountain View after transferring from Crook County High School. He brings experience at Quarterback, Defensive back, and Punter. Colton is also a state placer in wrestling and enjoys being with his parents, Shawn, Rebekah and younger brother Lucas. He enjoys hanging out whit his friends and would like to pursue a business degree in college. Football has shaped his life and he can’t wait to experience his first year as a Cougar.
Leslie Combs: WR/LB/DB
Leslie is a 4-year football player at Mountain View, starting varsity last year on defense and special teams. He is a versatile player who can be seen lining up at wide receiver, linebacker, safety, and on special teams. As a three sport athlete, Leslie also is a 3 year varsity wrestler and throws javelin for the track team. After graduation, he plans on going to Southern Oregon University where he wants to study Psychology. His family includes his parents Les and Laurie, his brother Tanner, and his two sisters Trinity and Tristyn.
Dalton Payfer-Lockling: RB/LB
Dalton is a returning 3-year varsity starter, and 4-year player, for the Mtn. View Cougars. He has received 1st Team All-Conference and even All-State attention entering his senior year. Dalton has also caught the eye of some college recruiters, so don’t be surprised to hear his name on Saturday’s in the future. Outside of football Dalton takes great pride in his schooling, averaging a 3.8 GPA while taking multiple college classes. In his free time Dalton loves to be with his friends, work out, and go on new adventures. Look out for #20 on a field near you this fall!
Landon Dean: WR/DB
Landon has been diving for the football since he was 7 years old and his dad would yell "GO Long". His first on field debut was his Freshman year and there was no question his love for the game. He joined the Mt. View Cougars in the fall of 2016 and joined the special teams to State. Landon has spent the summer getting stronger and faster and ready for 6A Cougar Football! In the off-season you can find him snowboarding, hiking, and looks forward to running the 100M and 400M Relay for the Cougar track team. Landon hopes to play football in college while pursuing a career in law enforcement so he can protect and serve the community...and because he loves donuts. His biggest fans never miss a game, parents; Nick and Debbi Dean and man's best friends; Rookie Carlos and Champ Dean.
Nate Chamberlain: TE/DB
Nate returns for his senior year as the anchor of the cougar defense from his middle safety position. Nate loves everything about the game of football and has since a very young age. He is the emotional leader of the team and with Nate it is truly like having a coach on the field. On the offensive side of the ball, Nate will see time at the tight end position. After high school, Nate hopes to continue his football career at the college level while earning his business degree. He’s looking forward to the coming season and the challenge that the 6A level will bring.
Forrest Love: WR/DB
Forrest is a multi-sport athlete, competing in both track ad football. However, football is definitely his favorite sport and has been since he first picked up a football when he was three years old. Forrest is a returning two-year starter on both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and safety. He has worked hard in the off season to increase his speed and strength, and is excited for his senior year. Forrest would love to play football at the college level, something that will be helped by his 3.95 GPA. His parents, John and Cyndi, can always be found up in the stands cheering him on.
Jonas Larson: RB/DB
Jonas is a returning All State running back and League offensive player of the year. The Cougars are expecting that trend to continue. With great vision and speed he will be the focal point of the cougars rushing attack. He maintains a 4.3 gpa, concentrating on science, but especially physics. He would like to continue his football career in college. In the spring he runs track, and enjoys video games in his leisure time.
Nalique Hogan: RB/DB
Nalique is a returning running back and honorable mention All-league defensive back. He will be a integral part of the defensive backfield and a major contributor on offense. In the off season he snowboards and runs track. after high school Nalique would like to play college ball and become a pilot. His biggest fans would be his parents and grandparents.
Shandon Malikowski: TE/DL
Shandy is a returning Varsity letterman and four-year member of the Cougar football team as a Tight End and Defensive End. The game and its emphasis on brotherhood and competition, along with the Cougar drive to win and succeed are why he plays! Football has not only taught him to complete, but also to be coachable. He has a 3.5 GPA and is proud to represent his father and mother who have been role models and have inspired him to be who he is. He knows they will always be his best cheerleaders. After graduation, he would like to attend college, earning a degree and playing sports.
Darien Devine: TE/DL
Darien has played football for 7 years including 4 as a MV Cougar at both Tight End and Defensive End. He is mechanically inclined, and loves to build and do handy work, with a desire to get a Engineering degree in college. Football, while not always easy, has forced him to focus on the necessary things in life and helped him become a part of a team that he loves. The brotherhood and sacrifice have made it a gratifying experience.