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Tuscaloosa Academy sweeps Morgan Academy

Tuscaloosa Academy swept Morgan Academy on Friday night.

Drew Scharfunburg and Drew Sutter each scored as the Knights won 2-0. The Lady Knights also prevailed 9-0.

Senators coach Jay Minter was pleased with the team’s effort. Goalkeeper Wilks Chittom had 30 saves to keep the game from being a blowout.

“We played hard, the kids can take a lot from this experience,” Minter said. “That was a great 80 minutes from them.”

The Senators trailed 1-0 at halftime and played well defensively.

Second-year Lady Senators coach Brooke Lee said her young squad has progressed throughout the season.

“We may have 10 seniors, but its a young team,” Lee said. “The girls are having a lot of fun and we’re progressing.”

Despite the losses, both Morgan Academy teams remain in contention to make the AISA State Soccer Tournament this season.

The Senators (5-5, 4-4) beat Coosa Valley 2-0 on Tuesday. Cink Minter and Wade Mason each scored goals for Morgan Academy.

The Lady Senators (4-6, 2-6) also beat Coosa Valley 1-0 on Jordan Harrison’s penalty kick with 6.7 seconds left in regulation.