Morgan Academy shines in AISA All-Star Football game

Published 6:46 am Saturday, December 5, 2020

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Morgan Academy left its fingerprints on the 2020 AISA All-Star Football Game.

Running back Holt Utsey was among the six Senators who shined in the West’s 34-32 loss to the East on Friday at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.

Utsey earned MVP honors for the West All-Stars. Linebacker Scott Lalone made seven total tackles. Josh Brown shined at cornerback and caused a fumble. Receiver Chris Gardner had two receptions. Kenny Nichols and Matthew Free shined on the offensive line.

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Grace Wilkinson, Mary Alan Ousley, McKinley Fuller and Erin Odom were the All-Star cheerleaders for Morgan Academy. Emma DeRamus, Maggie Youngblood, Hannah Lightfoot, Mary Carolyn Jones and Kirstie Morgan served as Water girls, their same role with the Senators this season.

Morgan Academy head coach and Athletic Director Danny Raines, one of the West All-Star coaches, said he was proud how the 10 student-athletes represented the school.

“All of our kids did a great job,” Raines said. “Holt, Scott, Josh, Kenny, Matthew and Chris laid it on the line. They competed with the best of the best and all performed superbly. They had a great week. It’s been a blessing to work with these guys.”