September 25, 2012

Season going as expected for Moore

Recognized as one of the top players in the state of Mississippi, Kailo Moore expected his share of attention this season not only from the media but from opposing defenses as well.

Opponents have keyed in on Moore with some finding success and others not so much.

"Everything is going how I expected it," Moore said. "I expected a lot of teams to prepare just to stop me so I've been getting that week in and week out. I just go to practice and work hard trying to get better so I can have a good game every Friday night."

The four-star running back has carried 72 times for 367 yards and five touchdowns this season and also hauled in two passes for 26 yards and another score.

With teams scheming to stop Moore each week, it has opened things up for William Lloyd and the rest of the West Bolivar offense. So far the defending Class 2A state champion Eagles are off to a 4-2 start.

"It's been opening things up for the other players," Moore said. "But my offensive line, it seems like they take pride in opening up holes for me so I'll still end up breaking some. I don't know my stats for the season right now but I know I'm doing pretty good. There were two games I sat out that I should have played that I could have got a whole lot of yards but I'm not going to focus back on the past. I'm going to move forward because I know there's a lot more games that I can bust for three or four hundred yards if coach lets me."

Last week Moore rushed 10 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-0 win over Leland. On Friday West Bolivar will take on undefeated South Delta (5-0) on the road.

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