Morgan Academy All-state duo signed to play college sports

Published 9:24 am Friday, February 18, 2022

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Trey Jones and Andrew Thomas will go down as legendary honorees at Morgan Academy.

Jones and Thomas each signed college scholarships last week.

Jones, a linebacker, will play football at Huntingdon College. Thomas, a pitcher, will play baseball at  Lawson State Community College.

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Both Jones and Thomas are two-time All-state players in football by the Alabama Sportswriters Association.

The duo are excited to play at the next level.

“I chose Huntingdon because I liked their campus, the players and coaches,” Jones said. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for me at Huntingdon.”

Thomas said he’s looking foward to extending his career.

“I feel great about getting an opportunity to go to Lawson State,” Thomas said.“I’m ready to get there.”

Jones was The Selma Times-Journal defensive MVP.

Thomas was The Selma Times-Journal baseball player of the year. He  went 8-1 with a 1.59 ERA and 105 strikeouts in just 79 innings. At the plate, Thomas hit  .345..

Morgan Academy head football coach and Athletic Director Danny Raines praised Jones and Thomas’ leadership during their careers.

“Andrew Thomas and Trey Jones are great kids. They’ve done a great job at Morgan Academy,” Raines said. “It’s been a pleasure coaching both players.”

Morgan Academy baseball coach Stephen Clements said Jones and Thomas are great hard working kids.

“Their scholarships showed what you get when you work hard,” Clements said

Jones played on the Senators basketball team.

Thomas made The Selma Times-Journal All Dallas County basketball and football teams. He is a All-State punter and played quarterback for the Senators.