Coach Brian Turner's Morgan County Middle School's amazing 2008 Football Cougars have been an absolute delight for fans while heaping honors upon themselves. Unbeaten during regular season play, the team battled its way to the state semi-finals in state tournament play in Lexington where they were the smallest team in the running. Last Saturday, the Morgan Middle Cougars traveled to Lexington to play in the state semi-finals against Bluegrass Middle School from Elizabethtown. The Cougars had earned the right to play in this contest by winning the EKMSFC championship, followed by a win over Ashland-Verity, the winners of the NEKFC, in the state quarter-final round. The Cougars entered Saturday's game with a 16-0 record, and despite a definite size deficit, lost 22-14 to Bluegrass Middle, which went on to win the state championship game.
The middle school playoffs are all in one class. Morgan County was playing against schools thru Class 5A. Morgan is 2A. As a former Morgan County player this ol hillbilly can sure appreciate just what these young guys did this year. All of Morgan County is very proud of ya guys. I am sure we will be hearing alot more about this group in the coming years in the State of Kentucky.
Tags: Morgan County Middle School, football playoffs, Kentucky, GarysWorld 'Appalachia'
Picture and excerpts of article from our hometown newspaper: The Licking Valley Courier