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4A Sectional 23- Semi Final
Friday November 1, 2019 (7pm)
Mooresville Pioneers- 41
Martinsville Artesians- 16

The Mooresville Pioneers have earned a spot in the Sectional 23 Championship Game for the third consecutive year with a dominating 41-16 win over the Martinsville Artesians on Friday evening. The Pioneers opened the scoring when Kalija Perry hit Dane Stevenson from 15 yards out (PAT- Brock Bodell) on the opening drive to give Mooresville an early 7 point lead and the Pioneers did not look back. Mooresville would score one more time in the first quarter and tacked on three scores in the second quarter to take a 34-0 lead into the half.

Mooresville would add one more touchdown in the third quarter to build their lead to 41-0 before the Artesians would see the endzone. Martinsville would score two times late in the fourth quarter but it would not be enough as the Pioneers advance to the Sectional 23 Championship game with a 41-16 vistory.

The Pioneers were lead offensivley by Junior running back Caden Robinson who had a season high 31 carries for 175 yards, touchdown, and 1 fumble . Senior quarterback Kalija Perry was 6 for 10 for 72 yards and tossed 3 toucdown passes in the win. The Mooresville Pioneers defense held the Martinsville Artesians offense in check the entire night allowing 225 in total yards (132 passing and 93 rushing), Martinsville came into the semi final averaging 348.9 yards per game. The Pioneers tenacious defense caused it’s fair share of turnovers, 5 to be exact, 3 Kamden Schmitt fumble recoveries and 2 Dane Stevenson interceptions paved the way for the Pioneers offense. The Mooresville Pioneers special teams got into the takeaway column as Nick Gregory recovered an Artesians fumble on a second quarter kickoff.

With the win the Pioneers have earned a spot in the Sectional 23 Championship game and a date with the defending 4A State Champions, the East Central Trojans. East Central defeated the Greenwood Woodsmen 49-35 to seal their spot in the Championship game. The Sectional 23 Championship Game will be played at Mooresville High School Friday November the 8th, kickoff scheduled for 7pm.

The Mooresville Pioneers would like to thank the “Curry Crazies”, all parents, families, fans, and the MHS Administration for all the support and we look forward to seeing all of you for the Sectional Championship next Friday.

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Sectional 23 Semi Final Recap

Total Plays

Pioneers- 62
Artesians- 45

Total Yards

Pioneers- 349
Artesians- 225


Pioneers- 72
Artesians- 132


Pioneers- 277
Artesians- 93

First Downs

Pioneers- 21
Artesians- 9


Pioneers- 1
Artesians- 6

Scoring Plays

Mooresville- Dane Stevenson from Kalija Perry from 15 yards out (PAT- Bodell)
Mooresville- Brayden Evans 27 Yard Touchdown Run (PAT- Bodell)

Martinsville- No Scoring

Mooresville- Brett Batchelor from Kalija Perry from 17 yards out (PAT- Bodell)
Mooresville- Caden Robinson 3 yard run (PAT- Bodell)
Mooresville- Nick Gregory from Kalija Perry (PAT- No Good)

Martinsville- No Scoring

Mooresville- Kalija Perry 1 yard run (PAT- Bodell)

Martinsville- No Scoring

Mooresville- No Scoring

Martinsville- Andy Myers from Xavier Tunitis – Matt Thomas two point conversion
Martinsville- Tyler Cox 4 yard run- Matt Thomas two point conversion


Kalija Perry- 6 for 10, 72 yards, 3 touchdown passes


Caden Robinson- 31 carries/ 175 yards, 1 TD
Kalija Perry- 12 carries/ 54 yards, 1 TD
Brayden Evans- 3 carries/ 38 yards, 1 TD
Dane Stevenson- 1 carry/ 10 yards


Dane Stevenson- 2 catches/ 21 yards. 1 TD
Danny Swindle- 1 catch/ 20 yards
Brett Batchelor- 1 catch/ 17 yards, 1 TD
Brayden Evans- 1 catch/ 8 yards
Nick Gregory- 1 catch/ 6 yards, 1 TD


Kamden Schmitt- 3 Fumble Recoveries
Nick Gregory- 1 Fumble Recovery
Dane Stevenson- 2 Interceptions