#HSFT19 Stop #47 — Mooreville Troopers

HEAD COACH: Jimmy Young
Aug 23 Booneville Home
Aug 30 Nettleton Away
Sept 6 Kossuth Home
Sept 13 Belmont Home
Sept 20 New Albany Away
Sept 27 Mantachie Away
Oct 4 Pontotoc* Home
Oct 11 Caledonia* Away
Oct 18 Itawamba AHS* Home
Oct 25 Shannon* Away
Nov 1 South Pontotoc* Home
*District games


MOOREVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) — Mooreville head coach Jimmy Young has been waiting for the 2019 season since taking the job three years ago.

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He knew that this group of seniors would be impressive.

“Their commitment level since the 9th grade has been phenomenal,” Young said. “Its carried on to where we were at 87 percent in attendance every day this summer. Just their leadership and every thing along those lines have really pulled together.”

This senior class wants to do things differently than what has been done in years past. More specifically, this senior squad of super Troopers is looking for a winning season.

“It’s not just last year its been a couple years before that,” senior DB Kha’sen Mitchell said. “I’ve been playing for four years.  In all my four years we’ve been like 3-7, 2-8 and stuff like that. So I’m just trying to finish my year off strong.”

“Trying to finish jobs more,” senior LT Zeke Scruggs said. “Last year, we dropped a lot of balls on the five/ten yard line and we dropped a lot of passes we should’ve had. We’re just going to try and hang onto the ball and catch passes.”

Mooreville should be in good hands with Mitchell once again on its roster. Now as a senior, the 6’1 180 pound DB has been a secret weapon for the Troopers over the past few years and people are taking notice.

“He was kind of my hidden gem. Teams I’ve played knew about number five. We have a couple more that have come on really strong that I’m excited for the world to see this fall, too,” Young said.

Mooreville has been working diligently on its offense this year looking to spread things out and throw the football a bit more.

Simply, the Troopers are focused on whatever can get the job done.

“Finishing a lot of more plays. We have to work a little bit harder before August 23rd,” Mitchell said.

“Playing hard all the way through and all the way until the end. Just keep the heads up and the spirits high. We’re going to be a lot better than last year. We tightened up a lot and got some new players and new people. A whole new offensive game plan. We’re coming,” Scruggs said.

“I hope each one of my kids can look themselves and know they laid it all out there every night. That’s all we talk about is playing every play as hard as we can and letting the cards fall where they may,” Young said.

Mooreville’s season gets started against Booneville on August 23rd.