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Morrow's motor sputters

By Doug Gorman

Friday night's Region 2-AAAAA game between the Morrow Mustangs and the Tri-Cities Bulldogs at Twelve Oaks was an offensive struggle for both teams.

Tri-Cities managed just 207 yards of offense, but only 27 yards in the second half, but found away to spoil the Mustangs' homecoming celebration en route to a 15-7 victory

The Morrow Mustangs losing streak reached 15 games with the loss. Morrow's last victory came against Forest Park in the 2004 season opener.

Morrow fell to 0-7 this year on a night when it only managed to generate 103 yards of total offense.

Tri-Cities kept Morrow in the game with a 135 yards in penalties. Two roughing the passer penalties on the Mustangs' final drive of the game helped Morrow avoid the shutout as Lawrence Glover connected with Mychael Graves on a 20-yard touchdown pass with 30 second remaining.

Tri-Cities took a 7-0 lead with 2:49 remaining in the second quarter when Juan Torez scored on a 15-yard run.

The Bulldogs marched 77 yards in less than five minutes en route to the end zone. It was the most productive drive of the night for either team, as quarterback Morgan Gorgio completed six passes in a row.

Gorgio was 10 of 13 for 148 yards in the first half, with most of the completions coming on the final two series of the first half.

After Tri Cities took its 7-0 lead, Morrow gave the ball right back to the Bulldogs on a fumble.

The Bulldogs had a chance to score again right before the end of the first half, but a 25-yard field goal sailed wide.

Tri-Cities added its final score of the night with less than a minute remaining in the game when Torez added his second score of the night on a 16-yard run. The two-point conversion gave the Bulldogs a 15-0 lead.

Morrow dropped to 0-7 and is off next week.