Mosley sets sights beyond Bay County

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Football, football, football.

That's all that seems to be on coaches' minds 365 days a year, but now that we're in August, it's on just about everybody's mind. At campuses across northwest Florida, teams are exuding enthusiasm as the first week of fall practice comes to a close.

The Mosley Dolphins have a lot to be enthusiastic about.

63 players are currently on the varsity roster. The quarterback, Michael Maddox, is back, as is the entire defensive line.

Last year, the Dolphins compiled a 7-5 record, beating all three county rivals. This year though, Arnold had their number in a spring scrimmage. It's not that big a deal, but it's just one more reason the team is hungry.

"Our kids' motivation comes from just trying to beat every team on our schedule," Brown said. "Whether they're a county opponent or a district opponent, or out of district opponent. Arnold got us during the spring and I know a lot of coaches stand around and say 'oh that was a practice game, that didn't count.' Well, it matters. If I told you it didn't, I'd be telling a lie. I don't think our kids are going to need much motivation throughout this year because I think our overall goal is to be a championship football team and a championship program."

Mosley plays its preseason classic at Milton on the 17th and opens the year at home against Walton on Thursday the 23rd.