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January 22, 2009

Making a name

Morgan named 2008 newcomer of the year

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“I’ve said it before, sometimes you have to make mistakes to learn,” Gothard said. “I had to remind myself and him, that he’d only played eight games at quarterback, and that was in junior high. I think he’d been a running back before that. Dillon is a great competitor and he did a great job for us. He got better every week. He threw the ball well.”

With only two seniors on the team, Morgan was left to his own devices for the most part.

“I would have like a little guidance at first,” he said. “Once we got settled in, I was a lot more comfortable. There were a couple of new plays and different techniques. We just sharpened them up a little bit.”

With a season full of ups and downs, Morgan thinks things might have turned out differently had the schedule shaken out diffrently.

“I think if we had played Maysville and Ringling the last two weeks of the season, we would have beaten them,” Morgan said.

Looking forward to the 2009 season, Morgan has high hopes and has a plan to get to the state championship game.

“We have to play like we did at Hinton,” he said. “We have to treat every game the same, from Game 1 to the last. We have to treat every game like it was the state championship game.”

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