Mooresville Football Looking To Make A Statement
The high school football playoffs are here and a number of area teams are taking part. One team that has flown under the radar this season is the Mooresville Blue Devils.
Bahakel Sports reporter Jeff Taylor caught up with the team as they get set to make a run for a championship.
One of the most overlooked teams in our area has quietly put together a 9-1 season.
Joe Nixon, Mooresville head coach says, “We got a really gritty group of players that come to work everyday and they love being around each other and so we love our team here and we are just trying to get better every week.”
While fans in our area look at teams like Chambers, Butler, and Mallard Creek as favorites to win it all. The Blue Devils say not so fast.
Jawarn Howell, Blue Devils Senior says, “All the hard work we have put in as a team, and the early mornings we had the whole summer. I mean just the grit of it. As a team just wanting to change the perspective of Mooresville High School and the football program. The want is here now.”
Jamere Cherry, Blue Devils Senior says, “You know we ain’t start off the way we wanted to the past few years, now we are rolling on track. We are glad to have had the season we had, now it is time to make a run.”
JEFF STANDUP: “The Blue Devils find themselves as the number two seed in the 4A West bracket. It is the highest this team has ever been seeded as they start a run for a state championship.”
Joe Nixon, Head Coach says, “You know that is all a credit to what they did in the regular season and now like I told them yesterday, it is great, it means we get to play a home game, but that is all it means.”
Howell continues by saying, “I mean as a team you come in with a big head. I mean it is easy to get swept out of here and end your season quickly. Coach did a great job of just keeping us grounded and just telling us that no matter the records, record is zero and zero, now it is the playoffs and everybody want it right now so, you got to want it as much as they do.”