The Mooresville Pioneers entered Friday nights Sectional 22 quarter final matchup with Richmond with one thing on their mind, win and advance. The Pioneer took a 7 point lead late in the first quarter when Breken Greene caught a pass from Karson Goodman and went 31 Yards (Pat- Christian Swigert) for the Mooresville touchdown. Richmond would answer when Wyatt Byrd scored from a yard out (PAT Good) to tie things at 7 a piece. Mooresville would take a 14-7 lead into the half as Breken Greene would score his second of four touchdowns on a 7 yard run (PAT Swigert).
Mooresville received the second half kickoff, marching down field to score as the drive culminated in a 10 yard run by Breken Greene (PAT Swigert) his third of the night to give the Pioneers a 21-7 lead. Brayden Evans would get into the scoring column with a 77 yard touchdown (PAT Swigert) to push the Pioneet lead to 21 (28-7). After a turn over on downs Mooresville would take over with great field position allowing Breken Greene to score his fourth touchdown from 11 yards out (PAT Swigert) to build the lead to 35-7.
Richmond would score from 94 yards out on a run by Wyatt Byrd (PAT Good) to cut the Pioneers lead to 21. Mooresville’s Caden Napier would take over for Breken Greene in the fourth and picked up where Greene left off. Napier would score from 8 yards out (PAT Swigert) and give the Pioneers a 42-14 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Richmond would score it’s final touchdown of the night when Zach Hill would hit Julian Holguin on a 60 yard pass (PAT Good) to bring the score to 42-21. Mooresville would wrap up the scoring when Karson Goodman would hit Jon Eineman on an 11 yard pass (PAT Swigert) for the Pioneer touchdown to seal the 48-21 Sectional 22 quarter final win.
The Mooresville Pioneers defense played well all evening holding the Red Devils to 21 points and came up with huge stops all evening long. The Pioneer Sectional 22 quarter final win was highlighted by Sophomore running back Breken Greene and his four touchdown night, 3 by ground one by air.
The win Friday sets up a Sectional 22 Championship Game rematch with Greenwood Friday November 2nd at 7pm, which will be played at Mooresville High School. Greenwood defeated Mt. Vernon, 14-7 on Friday evening which punched their ticket to the Sectional 22 Championship Game on Friday the 2nd. Fridays Sectional 22 Championship ballgame between Mooresville and Greenwood matches up two Mid State Conference rivals and looks to be a very good Championship matchup.
The Pioneers would like to thank all parents, families, friends, students, the Administration, fans, and the Town of Mooresville for the support. We look forward to seeing the entire Town of Mooresville at the Sectional 22 Championship Game on Friday November 2nd as the Pioneers look to reverse fortune from 2017 and bring home the Sectional 22 Championship to Mooresville.
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Sectional 22 Championship
Friday November 2, 2018
Kickoff – 7pm