It's mid December and that means few teams remain in high school football playoffs. One of those teams, the Munday Moguls look to book their spot at Cowboys Stadium with a win over Wellington this week. The team that has been ranked number one since their Week-1 win over Stamford isn't taking things likely. After all, they were just a few touchdowns away from football's ultimate prize just one year ago.
“Playing in a state championship isn't easy. Right now there's four teams left and all four teams want to be there,” Coach Patrick Corcoran told KTXS on Wednesday about the task at hand.
Much has been made about the Moguls their number one ranking, the dominating way in which they win and the talent in their team. Coach Corcoran and his players report that the right mentality is just as important as the football on the field.
“I always approach every game that we play this year like this team can beat us right here if we don't go play Monday Mogul football,” senior quarterback Dee Paul explained, “I think it's good to have that attitude and that mentality.”
“You gotta play like you want it, you have to play fast the entire game,” running back Rodderick Taylor told KTXS. The star running back who had an injury scare in the team’s win over Albany last week says his ankle feels fine and he is ready to compete.
Regarding what a state title would mean to the team and the people of Munday, coach Corcoran had this to say, “Some of these young men will live here the rest of their lives and that's what small school football to me is all about. It would be special moment. Something that in towns this size I promise you are never forgotten.”