Losing a hard fought game to your rival is never an easy pill to swallow. Congrats to the CBHS on a well played game. They kept their mistakes to a minimum and executed well in all phases of the game. Our boys battled the entire night and I was proud of our physical effort as I have been all season. But sadly our self inflicted wounds physical and mental kept us from playing well enough to win. Yet we will press on.
Buzzard Player of the Week: The final Buzzard award of the season goes to AJ Varner. AJ is a senior running back who regularly works on the scout team. Thanks to all of our scout team guys for doing a good job all season.
Mercury Players of the Game: Our defense played as well as it has all season against a very good group from CBHS and held them to 200 yards of total offense. The effort from the entire group was excellent but was led by 3 of our linebackers who each had over a dozen tackles. When these 3 guys all play like they did on Friday our defense is very good. The awards go to Buchanan Dunavant, Dorian Hopkins, and Matthew Rhodes.
THE NEW SEASON: We begin the new season this week hosting St. Benedict on Friday at 7pm. SBA is coming off a solid performance against Briarcrest and they have some very dangerous offensive play-makers. We will not do well if we expect this to be easy. But I still believe that this team hitting on all cylinders can play and beat anyone we line up against. GO OWLS.