Coach Bill Malone’s Morgan County football squad took on some of the best teams in Georgia last week in a one day 7-on-7 camp on the campus of the University of Georgia. Morgan County Citizen photographer Josiah Connelly made the trip with the Dogs and came back with some high praise for the facilities and the team. He said, “The Georgia Indoor Practice Facility is impressive. Morgan looked fast on the outside showing some speed when wide receivers burned their coverage for long gains and touchdowns. Quarterback Trent Folds made some tough throws for touchdowns too.”
Defensive Coordinator Brett Bell talked about the success of the day, “Defensively, we had a lot of different players (both veteran and young) contribute at UGA. The development, exposure, and competition at this camp is second to none. Overall, we got better and competed at a high level.
Rising sophomore safety Denver Laughlin had multiple interceptions and pass break ups on the day. Senior cornerback Kevin Pearson had lockdown coverage throughout the day. Junior inside linebacker Cole Freeman did a good job with the defensive signals and calls while making plays throughout the day.”
Likewise, Wade Woodall gave his take on how the offense is coming along. He said, “Offensively, we started off the day a little sluggish, but by the end of the day we were rolling. We learned a lot about ourselves and figured out what it’s going to take for us to be successful. Overall, it was a great day with a ton of kids gaining valuable experience against some of the best competition in the state. We had several players that made big contributions throughout the day. Quarterback Trent Folds did a good job all day and played his best ball the last two games of the day. Wide receivers Seth Robertson and Denver Laughlin made several huge catches and had several touchdown receptions. Tight end/wide receiver Chris Walls was steady eddy for us catching every ball that came his way.”
Malone summed things up with these observations, “It was a great experience for all our players. I’m excited about this year’s group, but especially the younger group. They are hungry and will compete with anybody. Trent Folds went 13-15 passing on the UGA game field, and one of those was dropped. The moment wasn’t too big for him so we’re excited about his progress. The whole team competed against some really good teams all day. We’re making progress.”