MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - With four tough games remaining on the schedule, there are a lot of special things going on with the Mobile Christian program, and really, a group of guys, motivated by a number two ranking.
Big things come in small packages these days, case in point, the Mobile Christian Leopards.
“This is why you want to play football in the state of Alabama, you get great match ups like that and our guys are excited about it and it sounds cliché but we’ve got to take it one game at a time,” said Leopards head coach Neil Evans.
That’s the motto Mobile Christian head coach Neil Evans is taking headed into week 7 of the high school football season. The leopards are undefeated and ranked second in the state for 2-A.
“I think it’s just kind of a number, its fun to look at, at the end of the season, I haven’t heard anyone out here talk about it,” said Evans.
A big part of the leopard’s success? Running back Tyler Rogers. In one game this year, Rogers ran for more than 300 yards and saw the end zone 4 times. The standout, though, credits his teammates for his own success.
“I want to give it to my line, if it wasn’t for them, I don’t know what I’d be doing right now and I definitely wouldn’t have the stats that I’m showing. It feels good knowing that everybody is giving me good comments and complimenting me every game,” said Rogers.
“He’s very coachable, he’s a very patient back, he doesn’t try to make the big play every single time, he lets the big play come to him, it’s one of those intangibles you can’t coach,” said Evans.
The Leopards have outscored their opponents 239 to 81 through six games. An average margin of nearly four touchdowns every Friday night. Mobile Christian QB Jordan Aubrey plays a big part of the Leopard’s offensive domination.
“He’s been tremendous, there’s not a tougher more intelligent leader on our football team, he’s a guy that’s watching film all the time, trying to get better, asking questions, he’s special to me because I coach quarterbacks, but he’s just done a tremendous job of managing the pressure,” said Evans of his quarterback.
“It makes it real easy when you’ve got a quarterback, it brings pressure off, it backs people and their defense out of the box. And when you’ve got a quarterback that’s young, but confident to step in the pocket and just throw the ball every game it makes it real easy on the running back,” said Rogers of Aubrey.
“I’m really proud of the team and what we’ve been doing, we’ve got to a few more games to play big games, region games and we’re really looking forward to it,” said Aubrey.
The game to look forward to come next week, when Mobile Christian hosts top ranked Washington County in a battle for the number one spot.
“It’s more of a drive than anything, saying we’re number two, we want to be number one, so I think that’s where we’re at right now,” said Aubrey.
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