Morgan Academy wins 46-13 over Hooper Academy

Published 11:56 pm Friday, September 15, 2017

By JEROME HAND | For The Selma Times-Journal

Morgan Academy blew past Hooper Academy 46-13 Friday night at home to even their overall record to 2-2.

The Senators played inspired on both sides of the ball in a game that was only close for one quarter. Morgan moved the ball well in the first quarter but could not dent the scoreboard.

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In the second quarter, the Senators exploded both on the ground and through the air. Ed Williams started the scoring with a 30 yard run to cap a 71 yard drive.

On Morgan’s next possession, Peyton Egbert hit a leaping Hardin Utsey for a 25 yard scoring pass to make it 14-0.

Egbert and Utsey hooked up again on a 70-yard bomb to put the Senators ahead 21-0 with 4:06 to go in the second quarter.

Hooper scored just before the half to make it 21-6, as Trace Edwards threw a 22 yard strike to Jared Kelly. But, the Colts had no answer for Morgan in the second half.

Sam Brackin made it 27-6 with an 8-yard run. He had 120 yards rushing on the night, sharing duties with Williams who totaled 113 yards.

Sam Plummer caught a TD pass in the third quarter and Mason Perkins recovered a fumble for a score, before reserves finished the game.

“We executed the game plan,” said Morgan head coach Josh Thacker. “That’s what I’m most pleased about, we put in a good plan and carried it out.”

The Senators had 454 yards of total offense, with Taylor Jones closing the night’s scoring with a nifty 16 yard run.

Morgan Academy’s next game is Friday night at home against the Glenwood Gators and fans are encouraged to wear black for a “blackout the Gators” theme.