Mexico topped Moberly 41-14 Friday. The host Bulldogs broke a 7-7 tie inside three minutes in the first half.
Eric Duick with the call of Deacon Haag’s blocked punt return touchdown on KWIX and centralmoinfo.com. Moberly struck first with less than a minute left in the opening quarter.
But Mexico delivered 28 unanswered points after Derieus Wallace’s three-yard run. Bulldog junior Anthony Shivers stunned the Spartan defense.
Shivers provided an unofficial 241 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 13 carries. Head coach Steve Haag reacted to Shivers’ performance.
Shivers also intercepted two passes. Moberly’s Wallace trimmed the deficit to 28-14 on his second touchdown run, but Shivers countered with consecutive scores. Wallace recorded 74 yards on 13 attempts. Spartans head coach Cody McDowell evaluated Moberly’s start.
McDowell elaborated on Moberly’s errors.
Deacon Haag complemented his special teams touchdown with several sacks and tackles for loss. Steve Haag reflected on his son’s Senior Night.
6-2 Mexico jumped to first place in Class 3, District 5 ahead of a trip to Warrenton. 2-6 Moberly closes the regular season at Troy Buchanan. The Spartans finished 2-3 in the NCMC while the Bulldogs ended 3-2 in conference. Hear full postgame interviews with the head coaches below.
Moberly head coach Cody McDowell:
Mexico head coach Steve Haag: