Coach Gann stated, “The thing that disappoints me is that a lot of the mistakes we made are not mistakes we made in practice or over the summer in playing other schools.” Gann explained that the game against Southeast seemed uncharacteristic with mistakes the Mountaineers have not really made in the past. “Part of that is coming out here under the Friday-night lights,” said Gann. He added that they are definitely capable of affecting performance in an unseasoned team.
Head Coach David Gann said, “Our hats off to Southeast, they really came out and played an awesome game.” He added, “We’ve got a young and inexperienced team that is improving.” Gann also commented that there were a lot of things the Mountaineers did to beat themselves.” One of the issues North Murray had in Friday night’s game was that the receivers where having a difficult time hanging on to the ball. Out of 23 passes thrown by quarterback Hinton McConkey only nine of them stuck. Despite McConkey not getting too much help down field, the Mountaineers were still able to move the ball with the run. Out of North Murray’s 12 first downs eight were rushing.
“We made the freshman and sophomore mistakes, but we’re going to continue to get better’” said Gann. He added, “The good thing I saw was that the kids never gave up. When a kid comes to the sideline and says ‘I know what I did wrong coach,’ you know they’re learning.” Ultimately Gann said that the loss boiled down to “they played very well and we didn’t.” He added that there are some things that they have got to fix and correct before next week.
This Friday the Mountaineers will host their first Home game at Mountaineer Stadium against Dade County.