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Morgan Academy RB makes AISA All-State team

Morgan Academy running back Holt Utsey earned two honors during Christmas week.

The junior made the Alabama Sportswriter Association (ASWA) All-state  football team. Utsey made the second team offense at running back.

For the season, Utsey had 2,087 all-purpose yards and scored 19 touchdowns for the Senators (4-7). He rushed 215 times for 1,504 yards and 15 touchdowns. He had 15 receptions for 237 yards and three TDs. Utsey had 10 kickoff returns for 345 yards and a score.

Utsey was also named The Selma Times-Journal’s offensive MVP earlier this week.

Morgan Academy football coach and Athletic Director Josh Thacker called Utsey the best running back in AISA.

“There’s not a better back in the state.” Senators coach Josh Thacker said. “He hardly left the field every Friday night and  still managed over 2,000 all purpose yards playing the best the AISA has to offer.

“We’re proud of Holt and for him. Hard work pays off and that’s exactly what he has done in two years as a starter. We’re looking for big things out of him as a senior.”