"I keep telling myself that this is not for me, but for my family and community," Mitchell said. "The people count on me and my teammates to represent them."
"The fans and their screams as we run on the field keep me motivated," Rowe said.
"The fans cheering for us definitely pumps me up," Stewart agreed. "Hearing the crowd cheer when we make a big play or run out is a huge motivator. I try to stay motivated by going out there, doing my best and striving to become better, as well as helping my team in any given way."
"I stay motivated by wanting the win more than anyone and wanting to be remembered forever," said left offensive and defensive tackler Garren Rowe, a senior.
Whatever the playoff outcome, these boys will be remembered for their feat of an undefeated season.
As an underclassman, Asa Rowe plans to play again next year. He said he will be lifting and working out more to prepare for next season.
Though seniors Mitchell and Stewart will soon be done with high school football, they have advice for future players.
"Always work hard and never give up on what you want," Mitchell said. "Lift weights and run as much as you can. Remember when you say 'I will wait until tomorrow' because you will look up and it's a new year and you haven't even started."
"Stay in the weight room during the off-season to push yourself to become stronger," Stewart said. "Always strive to become better to be able to overcome any challenge ahead of you."