Lovejoy stays perfect in region play with hard-fought win over Morrow (copy)

Morrow is coming back to work on what it didn’t accomplish in 2018 and should have a better go at the postseason.

MORROW – The Morrow Mustangs were a team of wonder in 2017 but the program just didn’t manage their new region well and missed the state playoffs in 2018.

Morrow had to contend with a new region last season which played a factor in how they performed but with one year under their belts, the squad should have an idea as to how they’ll be competing this year. The Mustangs open the season at home against four-time defending Class A-Private state champions ELCA.

Following their season opening non-region game, region foe and rival Forest Park host the program at Tara Stadium. Morrow came out victorious in their match against the Panthers in 2018 and should be another thrilling game this year. The non-region slate returns in in week three as the Mustangs travel to face Mary Persons once more.

From there, the Mustangs will Morrow will take on Mundy’s Mill. The game last year was a mere four-point difference as the Tigers came out on top. Morrow will have to contend with a road game at Stephenson a week later.

Morrow returns home for the final game of September against Lovejoy before their first bye-week ahead of Tucker. The road games return for two of the three final games with Drew and Mount Zion High. Morrow lost to Drew in 2018 but won over Mount Zion 13-7.

The season closes with the Mustangs hosting M.L. King.

Goodman’s Take: Morrow has the talent and didn’t graduate much from 2018 but there was a lot going against them in 2018. A new region threw a wrench into their season and the tough stretch of games in the middle of the season affected the program. With one year under their belt in the region, the Mustangs should help their chances to return to the postseason. Add in their bye weeks being spaced out once again this season they should remain healthy throughout the season.

2019 Morrow High Schedule

Aug. 23 Eagle’s Landing Christian

Aug. 30 at Forest Park

Sept. 6 at Mary Persons

Sept. 13 Mundy’s Mill

Sept. 20 at Stephenson

Sept. 27 Lovejoy

BYE

Oct. 11 Tucker

Oct. 17 at Drew

Oct. 25 at Mount Zion

BYE

Nov. 8 M.L. King

Sports Editor

Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor. SPJ member.

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