By R. Alan Richardson
The final score didn’t indicate the effort given by Morgan’s JV football squad last Thursday in a 43-31 loss to Hart County on the road. Coach Marvin Mathis didn’t let it go unnoticed on his young troops. “After the game we made sure that the young men knew that their effort was great, but to never be satisfied with a loss in anything you do. Always keep fighting until you get the results you want.”
Offensively for Morgan it was Kobridgette Lumpkin that came up big scoring three touchdowns and accounting for approximately 200 all-purpose yards (accurate stats are not kept at the JV level) that included an 85-yard kickoff return. Owen Peters was the leading receiver for the night making some tough catches along the way for the Bulldogs.
Zan Mohone, Will Harper, and Qumaur (Que) Wright led the charge on the defensive side of the ball. Mohone and Harper, along with other MOCO Bulldogs made some great tackles while Wright returned an interception 96 yards to keep Morgan close.
Mathis summarized the game like this, “We went blow for blow with Hart County all the way through the fourth quarter. It was an exciting dog fight to the end. Our defense and offense played well. Coach Carter (Shultz) and I were pleased with the effort the young men put in. They fought very hard but still couldn’t pull out the win over the undefeated Hart County Bulldogs. We are looking forward to finishing the season strong this week (Oct. 26) versus Greene County at home at 5:30pm.”