High School Football Tour: Mooreville

Mooreville High School Troopers

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MOOREVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – A 3-7 season would be discouraging for most high school football teams in Mississippi.

Not at Mooreville. The Troopers are looking on the bright side going into 2014 with a young team that gained valuable experience in 2013.

CLASS 3A | REGION 1
HEAD COACH: KEVIN AUSTIN
Aug 22 Tishomingo Co away
Aug 29 Nettleton home
Sept 5 Baldwyn away
Sept 12 Mantachie home
Sept 19 Open
Sept 26 S Pontotoc away
Oct 3 Belmont* home
Oct 10 Alcorn Central* away
Oct 17 Booneville* home
Oct 24 Kossuth* home
Oct 31 N Pontotoc* away
*District games

“We had a tough year but we were young with only four seniors,” head coach Kevin Austin said. “We’ve got some guys who’ve played a lot of football coming back.”

This season, Mooreville will stick to their guns as they hope to pound the rock against their opponents.

“We’re going to have to run the football,” coach Austin said. “We have all five offensive linemen back and both running backs. We’ll be a little inexperienced at quarterback but we’ll need a good mix of run and pass. We’ll have to depend on those five guys up front to protect and open some holes for us.”

Another look on the bright side for the Troopers is how wide open the division is going into the season.

Mooreville is arguably one of the more experienced teams returning in Region 1-3A and that’s a motivating factor that coach Austin is telling his team prior to the season and division play.

“We have the experience to play against North Pontotoc, Booneville, Kossuth and Belmont but it will all be tough,” coach Austin said. “It is completely wide open with no easy weeks.”

The Troopers will start on the road at Tishomingo County before the home opener versus Nettleton on August 29th.

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