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No. 10 Morgan Academy spanks Valiant Cross

Morgan Academy jumped out to a fast start against Valiant Academy and never looked back.

Holt Utsey had 213 all purpose yards and two touchdowns as the 10th ranked Senators steamrolled Valiant Cross 45-12 on Friday at Morgan Stadium.

Morgan Academy (5-1) responded positively from a 50-26 loss at Patrician Academy.

“The kids did a great job, I’m glad we were able to bounce back,” Senators coach Danny Raines said. “They had fun.”

The Senators led 12-0 after one quarter as Andrew Thomas threw  33-yard TD pass to Chris Gardner and John Allen Ingram’s 10-yard fumble recovery.

Morgan Academy added two more touchdowns in the second quarter sandwiched between a Valiant Cross score for a comfortable 24-6 halftime lead.

Andrew Morris’ fumble recovery in the end zone and Utsey’s 50-yard TD run were the Senators’ scores.

After Valiant Cross scored to open the second half, Utsey returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. Thomas’ 55-yard TD pass to Josh Brown gave the Senators a 38-12 lead after the third quarter.

Reserve running back Cobb Beers scored the game’s final touchdown on   a 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Thomas, who finished with two touchdown passes, said the Senators were focused in practice all week.

“It was a good win,” Thomas said. “We didn’t play well last week and we lost. We bust our butts in practice all week.”