Senators make easy work of Tuscaloosa

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 1, 2002

Morgan Academy got the season off to a good start with a win over Tuscaloosa 21-6.

Morgan Academy stuck to a strong running attack that led them to three touchdowns, and 228 total rushing yards. Travis Lyons scored all three of Morgans touchdowns, and racked up 98 yards rushing on 16 carries. Owen Peak also carried part of the load on the ground for the Senators racking up 73 yards on 16 carries.

Morgan academy head coach Robert Gartman was pleased overall with the improvement of his team since last weeks Jamboree. &uot;We didn’t have a very good performance in our jamboree, and their were many overall determining factors in that,&uot; said Gartman. &uot;We worked hard over the last week, and I could tell a difference I think we have improved. We still have some work to do, but I think if we continue to improve like we have we will be okay.&uot;

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Morgans first score of the game came on a six yard run by Lyons which put the Senators up 6-0 after the failed extra point attempt.

Morgan’s second score of the game was set up by a Robert Armstrong interception, on the Tuscsloosa Academy 22 yard line. The Senators drove it down to the six yard line where Lyons punched it in for his second touchdown of the game. The insuing two point conversion attempt was good giving Morgan the lead 14-0.

Morgans third touchdown of the game came on a 75 yard drive, which Lyons capped off with his third touchdown of the game giving Morgan the lead


Defense was also on of the mainstays for the Senators, with several players having five or more tackles during the game. Robert Armstrong led all Morgan Defenders with nine tackles, and one interception.

Tuscaloosa Academy managed to pick up their only score of the game on a two yard run with less than two minutes to play making the final score 21-6.

Morgan Academy goes on the road to take on Faith on September 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Mobile.