After a 12-year drought, the Golden Chicken trophy is roosting again in Morton following the Panther’s decisive 41-13 victory over the Forest Bearcats in a rain delayed game last Friday night.
The Panthers led 10-7 at the end of the first quarter and added an additional 3 points before the halftime intermission. The Morton team scored an additional 21 unanswered points in the third quarter and outscored the Bearcats 7-6 in the final period to claim the 41-13 victory and the Golden Chicken for at least a year.
Number 1 Tay Simms (overall), number 23 Tony Boyd (offensive) and number 54 Zalan Barrett (defensive) were selected the Morton Football Players of the Game.
The Panthers, now 6-2, are ready to take on Pelahatchie Friday night. The Chiefs come into the non-league challenge with a 5-3 record. In their last game, Pelahatchie trounced St. Joseph Catholic, 40-14, in district play.
The Bearcats now sport a 4-4 record. They are scheduled to take the field next when they host Kemper County for a 3A Region 5 challenge on Friday. Forest will meet a Wildcats team coming off a 44-9 league win over Southeast Lauderdale. The Wildcats record now stands at 6-2.
In Friday’s district match up, the Sebastopol Bobcats slipped by the visiting Stringer Red Devils, by a score of 8-2 and remain hot.
The Bobcats, 7-2, will now prepare for their away game against Leake County Friday night. The Gators come into the 1A Region 4 game with a 2-6 record. In their last game, Leake County nipped Richton, 16-8, in a league game.
The Scott Central Rebels had last week off and the Lake Hornets had to cancel thier game against Union due to COVID-19. The Rebels 6-1, 3-0 in district play and the Hornets 3-5, 03 meet Friday night in Lake. The game was orignally scheduled for Thursday.