BV looking for momentum as season ends

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Berryville football coach Doug Shott hasn't seen the winning results he had hoped for this season, but Shott is proud of the way the Bobcat football players have kept a positive attitude throughout the entire season.

"Keeping the proper perspective in life is important," Shott said. "You see too often in our world today where if things don't go your way, it's easy just to give it up and quit. Hats off to these cats out here because they have stuck with it. They haven't just stuck with it, they have gotten after it like we have asked them to do and I'm encouraged by that."

Shott hopes to see that positive attitude result in a win Friday night at Huntsville, in the last game of the season for Berryville.

"I talked to the kids about keeping this game in proper perspective and not letting emotions getting the best of them," Shott said. "That's why we kept it light-hearted this week and not focus too much on the finality of it all. At the same time we have had conversations that it's about how you finish in life that's important. That's kind of been our theme this week. It's how you finish that counts."

Shott adds that getting a win Friday night at Huntsville (1-8, 0-6 4A-1) would be a big momentum booster heading into the offseason.

"It would be a huge lift for our seniors," Shott said. "It would be a huge lift for the underclassmen and it would be a springboard this thing going into next year. I can't overstate how big this would be for us."

Huntsville quarterback Sean McCone has thrown for 1,539 yards and 17 touchdowns. He has rushed for 511 yards. Zach Elsey has 40 receptions for 758 yards and 11 touchdowns. Shott said Huntsville is a much better team than the one win indicates.

"I'm sure that coach (Randy) Barnhill is over there telling his kids the same thing we are," Shott said. "We are both 1-8. It's probably Senior Night over there. They are probably having those conversations. You have to go out and play and if we go out and play like we are capable of playing, we are going to be alright."

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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