Mexico and Hannibal Set To Meet in Matchup of Top NCMC Contenders

The Mexico Bulldogs will take on the Hannibal Pirates in a clash of NCMC powerhouses this Friday night. Both teams made deep post-season runs last year, with the Bulldogs reaching the state semifinals and the Pirates finishing second in state. Both teams are 2-2 this season. Hannibal will be coming off of a dominant 48-0 victory over Fulton, while the Bulldogs took down the Owls of Marshall last week 35-14.

Mexico had 249 yards of offense against the Owls last week, and gave up 290 yards defensively. Head coach Steve Haag spoke about his team’s performance on both sides of the football.

Coach Haag provided some keys to taking down a tough Pirates team.

For Haag and the Bulldogs this matchup against Hannibal will be a major indicator of where Mexico is headed this season.

In the prior year matchup between these two schools, it was the Pirates that came out on top 48-21.