Sports Spotlight: Farmville Central three-sport star Alex Moye leading Jags football program with winning mentality
Moye averaging about 160 total yards per game with 15 touchdowns so far this fall
FARMVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Farmville Central football is having a great season so far at 5-1.
Senior Alex Moye has led them with his play and by his example. We feature the Jaguars three-sport athlete in this week’s Pepsi Sports Spotlight.
“I’ve been playing football since I was little. Rec league,” says Farmville Central senior Alex Moye, “I started off with flag. It was just in my blood to play football.”
Farmville Central senior Alex Moye’s love of the sport got tested his first year of high school.
“I lost trust of football, I lost the love of football,” says Moye, “I stopped my sophomore year and I came back my junior year.”
Ron Cook coming in to coach made all the difference and returned Alex’s love of the game.
“Trust and relationship we built over the past two years,” says Farmville Central head coach Ron Cook, “Starting when he first took weight training class the end of sophomore year. Saying he was going to come play football again.”
Now Alex is a senior and thriving on the gridiron. Moye is averaging over 150 total yards per game and has 15 touchdowns in 6 games.
“It is what I was told, and it has proven to be nothing but the truth when I got hired, is that he’s probably the best athlete in Pitt County,” says Cook, “And he’s one of the best athletes in eastern North Carolina.”
Alex plays three sports for Farmville Central. Baseball in the spring, football in the fall, and a two-time state champion with the basketball team in the wintertime.
“Coach Will(iford) and coach Cook want us to play aggressive and play explosive,” says Moye, “They both preach speed and play fast. You basically want to get the other team tired. When the space is there it just feels like a miracle.”
Alex is a senior leader now for the Jags football program. The players look to him. Another basketball characteristic that lends itself to football.
“Basically being a leader I learned from my boy Jah (Short),” says Moye, “He taught everyone how to be a leader. I just learned from him. Contribute on the field, be a leader on the field too and it helps my team.”
A dream almost stopped early, is now a realistic hope, of taking his game to the college ranks.
“I want to play the next level in football,” says Moye, “But the offers and stuff it’s coming slower. But I’m just trusting the process.”
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