|Seniors want to go out with a bang for Como-Pickton Eagles|
|Joseph Elerson | News-Telegram Sports Writer|
Oct. 21, 2005 - COMO - Seniors Bo Baxter and Kaleb Mosley know one thing about the remainder of this season - they both want to have fun and go out with a bang for the Como-Pickton Eagles.
"These last three games determine if we get to go to the playoffs or not and they are the last three games of probably my football career and I just want us to do the best that we can," said Mosley.
"I just want to go out with a bang and have a lot of fun for the remainder of the year," added Baxter.
Mosley, the son of LeAnn and Craig Mosley, is a three-year varsity player for the Eagles and has plans on attending Northeast Texas Community College for his basics and then has plans on attending Texas A&M-Commerce as an undecided major.
He is currently fourth on the team in rushing yards with 160 yards on 34 totes and two touchdowns.
"It has been fun and I have been trying to make memories, and this is the year I am going to remember because you won't remember all of the years before, and this is the last year you will really remember," he said. "Homecoming will be my biggest memory because that was going to be my last homecoming and it was pretty important to me."
With Caddo Mills on the schedule tonight for the Eagles, Mosley said CPHS is going to fight hard and make every effort to pick up the victory.
"A lot of people are saying we are playing the best team in the district and we are going to give them everything we got and fight hard and give them a dogfight," he said.
Baxter, the son of Chris and Judy Baxter, is a three-and-a-half year player on the varsity squad and said his college plans are already set for the fall.
"I have already signed up for the Universal Technical Institute in Houston for an automotive and diesel mechanic degree," Baxter said.
Baxter took over the punting duties from Ray Hayden during the Rivercrest game, and he has been confident about how his progress in the kicking game.
"I was the back-up punter and at Rivercrest, Ray was really tired and couldn't do it so I just stepped back and started punting for the team," he said. "I have felt pretty good and there has been maybe one game where I felt like I hadn't done very good but most of them have been OK."
On the offensive end, Baxter is fourth in receiving yards with one catch for eight yards.
"It has been fun. We haven't all played together since our freshman year, and some guys quit and when all of the guys came back it has been about the best year I have had," Baxter said.
The two seniors have different styles in how they handle the leadership role the upperclassman are asked to portray by the coaches, and Baxter said he will tell someone when they have messed up.
"I try to help everybody and if somebody messes up, I try to tell them they can do better and don't get down on yourself," he said. "I am not one of the guys that gets pumped up and loud and I just tell them they are doing good and not get down on themselves."
Mosley said he leads by examples and hopes the underclassman get something from watching him game in and game out.
"I just try to play my best and get everybody else to play their best every game," Mosley said.
Baxter said the coaches have told the players what to expect this week and he hopes his teammates can come out fired up and even their overall record at 4-4 overall and even their district record at 2-2 on the season.
"The coaches have said any team can win on a given night and some teams have good games and other teams don't and we are just hoping to have a good game and maybe knock them off," Baxter said.
Mosley knows what happened with the team last year and the successful campaign they had of making it to the first round of the playoffs, and said this season has been revenge for many of the district teams.
"Last year, we did real good and we ruined a lot of people's homecomings and stuff and this year they are gunning for us and they want to get payback," Mosley said. "It has been expected and you just got to play football and do your best every week."