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Moore's the Man in Prosser

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PROSSER, Wash - Last season Prosser High School's quarterback Kellen Moore passed for 66 touchdowns, helping lead his team to the championship game of last year's state playoffs.  The Mustangs fell just short in that matchup; a loss that has become a driving force for Moore's senior season.  The Mustangs are stacked this year, with 8 returning defensive starters and 5 returners on the offensive side.  Also, with the new league changes, Prosser has moved down to a 2-A classification, where they now hold the number one ranking.

When you talk to Kellen Moore, you wouldn't know just how good he is.  He deflects all the attention to his teammates, saying it's his wide receivers, running backs, and offensive line that make him so good under center.  Kellen's dad Tom happens to be the head coach of the Mustangs.  He says Kellen's calm demeanor is really what makes him special.  "He's very even-keel," says Coach Moore, "Sometimes I get mad at him because you can't tell if he's excited to be out there or not.  There's no difference in his personality whether he throws a touchdown or gets intercepted.  But he's so even-keel he doesn't let anything get to him which keeps the team calm, and that's a pretty rare trait for a quarterback."

Prosser will start off its season on a Saturday this year.  On September 2nd the Mustangs will face Southridge at Qwest field in Seattle.