NICEVILLE — Mosley’s undefeated run to start the season ended at six games Friday night thanks to a 27-6 defeat at the hands of Niceville. The Eagles improved to 6-1.
Niceville quarterback Jack White completed 14 of 20 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns to lead an offense that compiled 394 total yards and didn’t punt once all night. White tossed touchdown passes of 20 yards to Eyin Cole, 33 yards to TJ Pope, and 40 yards to Roman Prestarri. White also added 67 rushing yards.
The lone Mosley score of the night came from 22 yards out from Don McKay with just under a minute left in the game. McKay finished with 58 rushing yards on 12 carries, while Jacarri Greene led the Dolphins with 66 yards on 12 attempts. Alex Noble also rushed four times for 36 yards.
Junior quarterback Joey Garrett started the game for Mosley in place of senior Michael Maddox due to illness. However, an injury two possessions in knocked Garrett out for the night and Maddox finished the game. The offense struggled to generate any consistent momentum throughout the game, punting six times in total.
"We didn’t move the ball well, and I’ll put that on myself," Mosley coach Jeremy Brown said. "I didn’t do a good enough job preparing them to play this week. The kids battled in the second half, but defensively we were on the field a lot. They did a good job of scheming us and we shot ourselves in the foot a lot."
Niceville led 17-0 at halftime and tacked on one more touchdown and the second of two field goals by Connor McClay to take a 27-0 lead midway through the fourth quarter.
"Obviously they’re a really good football team and it was a great environment," Brown said of the Eagles. "I don’t think I did a good job of coaching this week, so that’s on me. The kids played their butts off and did what we asked them to do. We’ll go back and evaluate everything and try to get ready for Pensacola High."
Mosley will be off next week before hosting Pensacola on Oct. 19 at Tommy Oliver Stadium.