Midway High School JV coach Jason Fussell is in awe when talking about his football team’s 7-3 season, in third behind Wallace-Rose Hill and James Kenan. The Raiders ended their season on a high note by pounding the Hobbton Wildcats 44-0 Thursday night.
“I just can’t say enough about the entire team,” the Midway coach said. “From the kids, to the coaching staff to the parents … It was just an incredible season.”
Midway made a statement early by ending their first drive of the game with a touchdown and never looked back, taking a 28-0 lead into the half.
“The kids came out and played real aggressive,” Fussell explained. “They were intense and physical and that is what we have been working on with them since the beginning of the season. To see them come out and play like that was great. You know, it bit us a little bit because we got a few penalties, but when you have an entire team that is hungry and wants to get out there and play, the is half the battle. I am really proud of them.”
Instead of singling out any one player, Fussell said he wanted to let them know how much he appreciated them this season.
“I can’t mention just one,” he admitted. “They all played well. I just appreciate this group of guys, because they worked hard, played hard and played as a team. I got to see how much they grew from the first practice; they sort of grew up right before my eyes and I am really proud. Thanks to all of the kids, the coaching staff and their parents. It was just an exciting season to be part of.”
Hobbton head coach Mike Barnett could not be reached Thursday night.
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