SENSE OF URGENCY

For talented Fort Dodge senior Mosley, the time is now

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla

Fort Dodge's Trey Mosley catches a pass inside Dodger Stadium earlier this year.

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Fort Dodge's Trey Mosley catches a pass inside Dodger Stadium earlier this year.

Trey Mosley never considered himself much of a vocal leader.

That all changed once his senior year arrived.

Fort Dodge Senior High’s across-the-board receiving champion started to feel the sense of urgency he’d only heard about once his high school athletic career reached the fourth and final quarter.

”I think about (being a senior) a lot now, actually. All of the ‘lasts’ and everything — it’s 10 times different than my sophomore or even my junior year,” Mosley said. ”I was never the guy to come into a locker room when we’re behind at halftime or something and get hyped up or talk a lot to my teammates, but that’s changed now.

”Being this close (to the end) has brought that out of me.”

Mosley, a returning first team all-district performer, has 134 career catches for 1,832 yards — both all-time FDSH bests. The three-year starter has 52 more receptions and 380 more yards than any other Dodger ever, with at least two more games still to come in his career.

With Mosley at wingback, the Dodgers have an overall record of 15-10. The 2015 and ’17 Fort Dodge squads rank as the first- and fifth-best in school history for points scored (425 and 305, respectively), and these Dodgers (4-3 overall) aren’t done yet.

”I feel blessed to have been a part of (the dynamic offenses) and fortunate that the coaches have put the ball in my hands as much as they have to help the team,” Mosley said. ”It’s been a big responsibility, but I’m very lucky to have the teammates and coaches I’ve had during my (playing days).

”There have been a lot of great receivers and athletes here, so being (at the top of the career charts) is pretty surreal. Having my dad back around this year and being able to share all of this with my family — that means a lot.”

As for the rest of the season, Mosley added, ”I’m just going to keep playing my role and doing what the coaches tell me to do.”

”We’re going to work hard, finish strong and treat every down like it’s our last,” Mosley said of Fort Dodge, which plays a virtual playoff elimination game at Indianola on Friday. ”When you’re a Dodger, you have to earn everything. Nothing is given to you, and you go through so much more than anyone else to (achieve success).

”We don’t take anything for granted, and we’re always the underdog. But that actually helps us and makes us closer. As Coach (Matt) Miller always says, we keep the main thing the main thing and never get ahead of ourselves.”

Mosley, who is also a three-time letterwinner in track and soon-to-be three-year varsity starter in basketball, received an official offer from the Grand View University football program last week. He’s been in contact with other FCS, Div. II, III and NAIA schools as well.

TIMEOUT WITH TREY MOSLEY

Vacation destination: Hawaii.

People I would like to have dinner with: Darren Sproles, Barack Obama, LeBron James.

It would surprise people that I: like to paint and I’m really good at it.

My sports role model: John Wooden.

My everyday role model: Charles Clayton.

I can’t go a day without: my phone.

Nickname: T-rey.

Superstition: wearing the same gear and left-arm sleeve for every game.

Most heated rivalry: Ames.

Favorite road trip: Waukee during my sophomore year.

Favorites…

Team: Philadelphia Eagles.

Class: Art.

Movie: Moana.

Book: anything by John Wooden.

Phone App: Instagram.

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