Senators, Trojans, Panthers all fall in road contests

Published 1:45 am Saturday, October 20, 2012

Morgan falls at Clarke Prep

The Morgan Academy Senators (3-6, 1-4 AISA Class 3A-Region 2) lost 35-7 at No. 8 Clarke Prep School (8-1, 6-0 AISA Class 2A-Region 2) on Friday.

The Senators were trailing 12-0 in the second quarter when quarterback Dalton Lee found Harrison Watters for a 21-yard touchdown that made the score 12-7 after the extra point.

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But Morgan head football coach Bob Taylor said the Senators couldn’t control the battle in the trenches, as they ended the night with negative rushing yards.

“We just played a really good football team tonight. They just took control of the offensive and defensive line. They just kind of did what they wanted to up front,” Taylor said. “We’re just going to continue to fight and do what we’ve got to do.”

Lee led Morgan with 113 yards passing on the night.

The Senators will finish the season on Thursday at home against Lowndes Academy in a non-region game with kickoff at 7 p.m.

Southside loses at Excel

The Southside Panthers (1-7, 1-5 Class 3A-Region 1) fell 41-14 on Friday at Excel (2-6, 1-5 Class 3A-Region 1).

Southside quarterback Khamari Gibbs ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown to Derick Daniels during the game.

Southside head football coach Daniel Flowers said his team made too many mistakes, including turnovers and having a touchdown called back due to a penalty.

“We shot ourselves in the foot. We had opportunities to win the game. Excel kicked six onside kicks in the game, they recovered two of them. We turned the ball over some,” Flowers said. “Turnovers killed us. We threw an interception. You take away the mistakes, and we still were in the ballgame. We lost because of mistakes. We didn’t give up, they just got us on a few things.”


Meadowview downed at Sparta

The Meadowview Christian Trojans (2-7, 1-5 AISA Class 1A-Region 2) lost 37-13 at Sparta Academy (5-4, 4-2 AISA Class 1A-Region 2) in Evergreen on Friday.

The Trojans will close out the season on Friday at South Montgomery Christian Academy.