Senators win, but no playoffs

Published 1:14 am Saturday, October 24, 2015

Morgan Academy quarterback Harrison Adams threw for four touchdowns and ran for another Friday as the Senators defeated Hooper Academy 45-9.

The win snapped a two game losing streak and briefly gave Morgan a chance to reach the Alabama Independent School Association playoffs for the first time since 2011. Unfortunately for the Senators, those hopes came to an end when Fort Dale finished off a 21-0 win over Pike Liberal Arts, which clinched a playoff spot for the Eagles and eliminated Morgan.

“It’s disappointing but it doesn’t take away the progress that our program has made,” said Morgan Academy head coach Jake Wingo. “I told our guys to enjoy this win and tomorrow let’s get ready for Clarke Prep and let’s finish this year out on a high note.”

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The Senators’ offense had one of its best games of the season Friday against Hooper (0-9), who entered looking for its first win of the year.

Adams connected with Woodham Kemmer on 35-yard and 50-yard touchdown passes. He also threw touchdowns to Davis Campbell and Miller Spivey on a night where he totaled five scores. The fifth came on a 15-yard touchdown run that made it 33-9 Senators.

“Our guys did a good job of getting open and making plays and Harrison did a great job and made a lot of good throws,” Wingo said.

The Senators led 12-6 at halftime after Hooper returned an interception for a score in the second quarter. Hooper added a 49-yard field goal in the third quarter to pull within three, but the Senators scored the game’s final 33 points.

Campbell’s 50-yard touchdown reception made it 18-9 Morgan and Lang Evans added a 10-yard rushing score to put the Senators up 24-9. Terrence Wilson’s two-point conversion put Morgan in front 26-9.

Adams ran for the next score and then connected with Kemmer to make it 39-9 Senators. Chase Utsey capped the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown rush.

Morgan (4-5) finishes its season at Clarke Prep next week.