Mocs Hope to Send 20 Seniors Out Victorious in Regular Season Finale
Chattanooga-(WDEF) The Mocs season certainly did not go as planned this year.
Instead of making the playoffs for the fourth straight season, the Mocs will suffer their first losing record since 2011.
While Chattanooga’s record may stink, the team has played their best ball down the stretch, and they hope it continues in their season finale against ETSU this weekend.
In their last two games, the Mocs beat one top ten team on the road, and lost to another top ten team in double overtime. Maybe not what you would expect from a 2-8 club.
Reporter:”Probably don’t feel like a 2-8 team or do you?”
Said senior defensive back Lucas Webb:”No. We definitely don’t. Like as many times as we have said it, it just doesn’t even sound right.”
Reporter:”Do you feel like a 2-8 team at all.”
Said head coach Tom Arth:”Yeah. I mean again that’s what we are. Again, I don’t. I don’t judge our players based on our record. I judge myself based on our record. But I don’t judge my players on record. I judge them on their effort. I judge them on their attitude.”
This Saturday, the Mocs will honor 20 seniors.
Said Webb:”We’ve talked about it. It’s going to be the last week and last time I suit up with my teammates. Honestly it hasn’t hit me. I guess I better start enjoying it.”
Senior Quarterback Alejandro Bennifield will not play Saturday.
Bennfield was All SoCon his junior year, but due to a suspension and concussion, he barely played in half a game this season. So could he be back next fall?
Said Arth:”I really don’t know. Those are some things that we’re looking into. But really I don’t know.”
Coach Arth hopes his large group of seniors don’t get too emotional in their final game.
Said Arth:”It’s certainly important in time for those seniors, but the best thing we can do is stay present in the moment and focus on executing the task at hand.”
The Mocs and ETSU kick at 2pm at Finley Stadium.