With the start of school rapidly approaching for the students here in Morgan County, one thing is certain: football season is about to begin. During this early point of the season, optimism runs high as every team in the state believes they are championship contenders. As the games begin, some teams will step up, while others will fall out of playoff contention.
With the completion of the high school basketball season comes the time for individual awards to be handed out. The Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune recently posted their All State teams, and several players from both the Morgan Trojan boys and girls squad were recognized for their successful seasons.
Morgan Crush is a new girls volleyball team, made up of local 6th and 7th graders from Morgan Middle School. The team has been practicing together since early December, and playing in tournaments since the first of the year. They placed 2nd in their division in their first tournament in January, and recently received a silver medal for their play at “The Gym” in West Haven.
The Morgan High girls basketball team, just like the boys squad, hosted the forth place team out of Region 12 in a first round state home playoff game on Friday Feb. 17. It just happened to be the same Spanish Fork team, and the Lady Trojans were not in a very hospitable mood.
The Morgan boys basketball squad ended the regular season with some mighty impressive numbers: 12-0 record in Region 11 play, 18-3 overall record, undefeated on their home court for the season, and undefeated in 2012, with their 3 defeats all coming early in the preseason in November and December.
The Morgan Lady Trojans entered the State playoffs last week riding a 13 game winning streak after winning their initial first round game vs. North Sanpete by a whopping 51 points. All signs pointed to a strong run to the 3A championship, or at least getting to the championship game and letting the chips fall where they may.