Friday, October 20, 2017
Mooresville High School
The Mooresville Pioneers (2-8) opened the 2017 IHSAA State Football Tournament Friday night with an impressive 61-13 win over Sectional 22 opponent, Connersville (4-6). The Pioneers got down 7 early but quickly responded reeling off 61 unanswered points to secure the win and a Sectional 22 Semi Final matchup with the New Castle Trojans (6-4) on Friday October 27th at 7pm.
The Mooresville Pioneers dominated the contest on both sides of the football. Defensively the Pioneers played their best ballgame of the season allowing just 258 yards in total offense ( 198 Rushing and 60 Passing) and holding the Spartans to 13 points, forcing 4 fumbles (1 Recovery) and 2 interceptions. Offensively the Pioneers closed out the game with 619 total yards ( 259 Rushing and 360 Passing) and 61 points, a 2017 season high.
Mooresville’s ground attack was lead by Junior James Mabry who had 107 yards on 16 carries (2nd consecutive game with 100+ yards) and two touchdowns. Quarterback Karson Goodman was 20 for 29 with 360 yards and 4 touchdown passes. Pioneer receivers Eli Bunch and Jon Eineman were the beneficiaries of Goodmans efforts. Senior Eli Bunch had 7 receptions for 126 yards and 1 touchdown with Junior Jon Eineman closing the night with 8 receptions for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Mooresville also had touchdowns by Blake Garrett (1 Yard Run), Bradley Axsom ( 3 yard Reception), Brayden Evans (89 yard run). Jake Wallman was 6 for 7 on PAT’s and was credited with a 22 yard field goal. Christian Swigert hit his lone PAT and 1 for 1 on field goal attempts hitting from 25 yards.
Mooresville will look to carry Fridays momentum into next weeks Sectional 22 Semi Final matchup with New Castle as the Pioneers will take to the road for the third consecutive week, kickoff scheduled for 7pm. The Mooresville Pioneers would like to thank all of the Pioneer Parents, Families, Students, and Fans for all your support and we look forward to seeing all of you Friday October 27th at New Castle High School.
Next Game- Sectional 22 Semi Final
Mooresville Pioneers (2-8)
New Castle Trojans (6-4)
Friday October 27, 2017
Mooresville Pioneers 14
James Mabry 1 yard touchdown run- PAT Good Jake Wallman
Blake Garrett 1 yard touchdown run- PAT Good Jake Wallman
Connersville Spartans 7
Adam Kelly 50 yard touchdown pass to Dalton Dubois- PAT Good Dalton Dubois
End of Quarter 1
Mooresville Pioneers 27
Karson Goodman 60 yard touchdown pass to Jon Eineman- PAT No Good
James Mabry 2 yard touchdown run- PAT Good Jake Wallman
Karson Goodman 3 yard touchdown pass to Eli Bunch- PAT Good Jake Wallman
Karson Goodman 6 yard touchdown pass to Jon Eineman- PAT Good Jake Wallman
Connersville Spartans- 0
Mooresville Pioneers 7
Karson Goodman 3 yard touchdown pass to Bradley Axsom- PAT Good Jake Wallman
Connersville Spartans 0
End of Third Quarter
Mooresville Pioneers 13
22 yard field goal Jake Wallman
25 yard field goal Christian Swigert
Brayden Evans 89 yard touchdown run- PAT Good Christian Swigert
Connersville Spartans 6
Dalton Dubois 32 yard touchdown run- PAT No Good
Mooresville Pioneers 61
Connersville Spartans 13