The 2019 Mooresville Pioneers Football Season came to an end on Friday evening as the Pioneers lost to the Evansville Memorial Tigers 17-14 in the Regional Championship at Enlow Field in Evansville Indiana. Evansville Memorial scored the first 14 points of the ball game on an 80 yard interception return for a touchdown (PAT Good) followed by a 31 yard touchdown pass (PAT Good) both in the second quarter to take a 14-0 halftime lead.
Mooresville would get on the board midway through the third quarter as Kalija Perry would hit Dane Stevenson (PAT- Brock Bodell) from 21 yards out to cut the lead to 7. The third quarter would come to a close with Evansville Memorial holding onto a 14-7 lead before tacking on a fourth quarter 25 yard Nico Brougham field goal to take a 10 point lead with just under 8 minutes to play. The Pioneers would score late in the fourth as Dom Oldham would catch his second Kalija Perry touchdown pass of the tournament (PAT-Bodell) to draw to within 3 points, 17-14.
Evansville Memorial would secure the Mooresville Pioneers onside kick and advance to the 2019 4A Semi State with a 17-14 Regional Championship victory. The Mooresville Pioneers defense held the Evansville Memorial Tigers to 169 yards in total offense, 105 through the air and 64 on the ground on 40 offensive plays.
The Mooresville Pioneers would like to thank the Seniors for all of the time and effort put in over the course of the last 4 years to make the program what it is today. Thank you also to all Mooresville students, parents, families, friends, and fans, as well as the Mooreville High School Administration for all the support during the last 13 weeks, it is so much appreciated.
Mooresville Pioneers @ Evansville Memorial
Regional Championship Numbers Recap
Evansville Memorial- 40
Evansville Memorial- 169
Evansville Memorial- 105
Evansville Memorial- 64
Evansville Memorial- 10
Mooresville- 8 for 59 yards
Evansville Memorial- 3 for 52 yards
Dane Stevenson 21 Yard Pass from Kalija Perry- Brock Bodell (PAT)
Dom Oldham 3 Yard Pass from Kalija Perry- Broack Bodell (PAT)
Kalija Perry- 15 for 22 / 228 yards / 2 Touchdown Passes / 1 INT
Caden Robinson- 21 for 76 yards
Kalija Perry- 10 for 13 yards
Dane Stevenson- 1 for 7 yards
Brayden Evans- 5 for 7 yards
Dane Stevenson- 5 for 61 yards / 1 touchdown
Nick Gregory- 1 for 54 yards
Kyler Evans- 4 for 50 yards
Brayden Evans- 3 for 44 yards
Caden Robinson- 1 for 16 yards
Dom Oldham- 1 for 3 yards / 1 touchdown