Will Ingram shares memories of Morgan Academy

Published 9:28 am Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Will Ingram wasn’t finished completing his scrapbook at Morgan Academy.

Gov. Kay Ivey ordering the closing of K-12 schools statewide on March 13, followed with AISA ending spring sports a month later prematurely ended Ingram’s hopes for an outstanding senior year. He said the memories at Morgan Academy are countless.

“We are a close group, we began at Morgan Academy in kindergarten,” Ingram said. It’s hard not to see everyone’s faces everyday. We had fun, talked and sat during lunch period. It’s hard to think that the school year is over.”

Ingram played football and soccer for the Senators. Morgan Academy’s last soccer game was March 13, which coach Jay Minter dubbed senior night.

Ingram said if the COVID-19 pandemic hadn’t hit, Morgan Academy may have enjoyed a historic season in boys soccer.

“It would’ve been our best-ever soccer team at Morgan Academy,” Ingram said. “We all worked really hard. All of a sudden, soccer season was gone. When we beat Escambia Academy, things were heating up for us. I told the players before our last game to appreciate the games we played because this might be it. Having the season end on Friday the 13th was very weird.”

Ingram was best known at Morgan Academy for his stellar football career. He made The Selma Times-Journal All Dallas team for the last two seasons and played in the AISA All-Star football game. He received a $5,000 scholarship from the Selma QB Club.

“I’ll take away a lot of memories playing football at Morgan Academy,” Ingram said.

Ingram said it was great playing for former Morgan Academy football coach and Athletic Director Josh Thacker.

“Coach Thacker pushed me to do my best and taught us how to be men,” Ingram said. “I appreciated that. It made everyone on the football team tougher.”

Ingram is an honor student at Morgan Academy. He has a 4.1 GPA and made 30 on the ACT.

After graduation, Ingram plans to attend Auburn University during the fall and major in Agricultural Economics.