MHS had a chance to add to its total when Derek Harris returned a punt 53 yards to the 15-yard line. They got to the 8-yard line and, with five seconds left, the Lions went for the touchdown instead of taking the field goal. The pass was incomplete and MHS trailed by 14 heading into halftime.
“They made some change on defense, and we didn’t execute the way we should have,” Harris said.
Along with turning the ball over three times, the Lions didn’t perform at the level Watters had expected and seemed to be reverting back to their old way of doing things.
“They have to do what they are coached to do,” Watters said. “The teams that lose and lose a bunch and that’s all they are used to do is losing, they don’t do what they are coached to do. They don’t believe in anything. They don’t believe in their coach, they don’t believe in themselves and they don’t believe in their teammates. That’s our problem.”
Moore hosts Eisenhower (1-4, 0-2)) Friday.