September 19, 2011

Strong showing for Moore

West Bolivar (Miss.) junior running back Kailo Moore may not have had any highlight reel runs Friday night but his 27 carry, two touchdown performance certainly played a big part in the Eagles 28-22 over time win against Aberdeen on the road.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder grinded out 127 yards on the ground against the Bulldogs helping his team bounce back after a heartbreaking 16-14 loss to East Side the previous week.

"This was a real big win," Moore said moments after the game. "Last week we came out with a loss up there at East Side and that motivated our team more to come play this game real hard. This was a good win for our program."

West Bolivar saw their lead against Aberdeen slip away in the last minute of regulation on a 33-yard touchdown pass with 49-seconds remaining tying the game. But the Eagles did not panic getting in the end zone two plays into overtime with Moore plowing in from a yard out for his second score of the game.

Their defense stood strong holding the Bulldogs out of the end zone preserving the 28-22 victory.

"This was a well, hard-fought game," said West Bolivar junior running back Kailo Moore. "We knew they were going to be tough coming in. We just stayed focused and executed our plays."

Moore was not much of a factor in the first half of the game carrying 10 times for 48 yards. But he seemed to run with a purpose in the final two quarters and despite a crucial fumble finished with 79 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in the second half and overtime.

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