Montgomery Bears Named Community Connection School of the Year Award Recipient By Dave Campbell's Texas Football and Suddenlink

Share or Save for Later

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Save to Favorites



MONTGOMERY, TX – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to announce the Montgomery Bears as the recipient of the Community Connection School of the Year Award presented by Suddenlink.

For the second consecutive year, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Suddenlink, the local provider of internet, TV, home and mobile phone service, have partnered together to spotlight 15 Texas high school football communities with the Community Connection School of the Week Award. As a part of the recognition, longtime Montgomery resident, Lori Polan, was recognized for her service to the Montgomery community on a special Zoom call and was presented with the Community Connector Award presented by Suddenlink at Montgomery’s 2021 fall home game versus Bryan Rudder. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Suddenlink also produced a commemorative digital custom magazine spotlighting the Montgomery community.

“At Suddenlink, we put an emphasis on connectivity because we know how important it is that our customers are connected to the people, entertainment and information they want,” said Curt Allison, Suddenlink Market Engagement Specialist. “Suddenlink is proud to work with Dave Campbell’s Texas Football to provide this opportunity for communities to rally together, especially during these times. Congrats to the Montgomery Bears and Lori Polan on your awards.”

For the past seven weeks, fans and passionate community members from all fifteen towns cast just under 300,000 votes on in efforts to help lift their school to the top. As a part of the recognition, Montgomery High School will receive a $2,500 donation to support their school.  


List of the 2021 Community Connection School of the Year Award Finalists:

  • Abilene Cooper Cougars
  • Amarillo Tascosa Rebels
  • Andrews Mustangs
  • Canyon Eagles
  • Georgetown East View Patriots
  • Huntsville Hornets
  • Leander Rouse Raiders
  • Lindale Eagle
  • Lubbock Coronado Mustangs
  • Melissa Cardinals
  • Montgomery Bears
  • Paris Wildcats
  • Rockwall-Heath Hawks
  • San Angelo Central Bobcats
  • Sweetwater Mustangs


Previous winner of the Community Connection School of the Year Award:

  • 2019 – A&M Consolidated Tigers
  • 2020 – Weiss Wolves


For more information on the Community Connector School Program and to learn more about Montgomery’s recognition, visit


About Dave Campbell’s Texas Football:

For more than 61 years, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has been “the bible” to millions of football fans across the Lone Star State. The annual summer edition of the magazine remains a rite of passage for all Texans, previewing every football team in the state — from the rabid world of Texas high school football, through the college ranks, and into the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans. Over the course of six decades, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football remains the undisputed leader in Texas high school football, Texas college football and more. is the online home of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, covering high school football, college football and recruiting all across the Lone Star State. From thought-provoking commentary to videos to podcasts to its daily live show, nobody covers football in Texas like


About Suddenlink

Suddenlink is a brand of Altice USA, a broadband communications and video services provider which delivers broadband, video, mobile, proprietary content, and advertising services across 21 states, including to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses across 268 communities in the state of Texas.


This article is available to our Digital Subscribers.
Click "Subscribe Now" to see a list of subscription offers.
Already a Subscriber? Sign In to access this content.

Sign In
Don't Miss Any Exclusive Coverage!

We've been the Bible of Texas football fans for 64 years. By joining the DCTF family you'll gain access to all of our exclusive content and have our magazines mailed to you!