By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer
The scoreboard said it all at the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Home Opener against Buford where the Bulldogs defended their home court with a 79-68 victory. “We expected for it to be a great battle. They had momentum and so did we,” said Junior Jailyn Ingram. The highly anticipated game brought the Buford Wolves to Morgan County in an interesting face off between last year’s State Championship contenders. After defeating Buford in the 2014 State Championship with a score of 69-45, MCHS players were ready to take on the Wolves yet again. The sheer talent on the Morgan County team was evident with players Tookie Brown scoring 36 points, Jailyn Ingram with 17, Al Reid with 11, Deshaven Reynolds with 8, and Devorious Brown with 7. Through an immaculate demonstration of athleticism and teamwork, the Dogs took the win and made a strong statement to their fans and future opponents. “It was very big to get the win. It was the first home game since last season and we wanted to make a statement that you don’t come to our place and come out with a win,” said Senior Joseph Rogers. Head Coach Sims and the team are pleased with the win but are staying focused on the big picture. “Even after a win, the guys are still not happy about it. They understand where they want to go and what it takes,” said Sims on his Twitter page. The Bulldogs have a quick turn around with another home game this Tuesday Dec. 9 against East Jackson. On Friday Dec 12, the team will hit the road for a game at Elbert County.