It was a battle back and forth in the first half of the Junior Hardy Bowl before the Yellow Jackets swarmed together to oust Potomac Valley League defending champion East Hardy Early Middle School 34-20 at Yellow Jacket Field last Wednesday to earn a berth in the PVL Championship game.
Moorefield Middle School (5-2) overcame the obstacles this season to be in the title game tonight facing Tucker Valley Middle School in Parsons.
“I expected it to be close. I think we made a lot of mental mistakes that kept them in the ball game, but I knew we were going to be fine in the second half. I’ve talked about adversity all year To me a good football team is one that can look adversity in the face and prevail. We’ve never really been in an adversity situation and they proved to be a good team tonight. At the beginning of the season, nobody thought we would be in the championship game including myself. This was supposed to be our rebuilding year, but we made it. We got better each week. I want a piece of Tucker Valley,” Moorefield Middle Football coach Eric Linville remarked.