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Coach Josh Morgan has made the Vikings into a dominant team

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Josh Morgan (photo by Ced Tillman)

Josh Morgan is in his 11th season as Warren Central High School’s head football coach, and he has turned the Vikings into a dominant team in Mississippi.

Morgan took over as head coach in 2010, and he struggled to win games in his first two seasons. That changed with a successful 2012 season, and since then the Vikings have reached the playoffs every year.

Morgan has a Viking spirit. He watched his father, Robert Morgan Sr., turn the Vikings into a great team from 1985 to 2003 when his dad was head coach.

Josh Morgan is known to be one of the best coaches in Mississippi. Opponents get worried when they know that they will face the Vikings because WC puts on a great show every week.

Because of Morgan’s coaching, many Vikings went on to play college football and their numbers continue to grow each year. Morgan himself played safety at Mississippi State University where he was known for his hitting style.

Now nearing the halfway point of the season, the Vikings are undefeated with a 4-0 record. They gain a default victory this Friday with Greenville High opting out of the season due to COVID-19.

The Vikings will be back in action Friday, Oct. 9, in a conference home game against Madison Central, and Morgan will lead the team onto the field.

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JSU’s winningest football coach W.C Gorden dead at 90

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Jackson State University’s winningest football coach W.C. Gorden died Friday at the age of 90.

JSU athletics noted his passing Friday on Twitter.

Gorden was an assistant coach at JSU from 1966 to 1976 before becoming head coach, He was the Tiger head coach from 1976 to 1991.

Gorden won eight SWAC championships and finished his career at JSU with a 119-48-5 coaching record.

The Jackson City Council voted last month to rename Jaycee Park in Gorden’s honor.

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Vicksburg Gators win big in 36-20 victory over Canton

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(photo by Keith Phillips)

Vicksburg High School kept their playoff hopes alive with a big 36-20 comeback victory over Canton Thursday night.

After trailing 20-14 at halftime, the Gators defense didn’t give up a score in the second half of the game. The offense was able to get things moving by driving the ball down the field.

Shakori Regan scored four rushing touchdowns for the Gators in their win. Freshman quarterback Ronnie Alexander threw a long touchdown pass to Keveon Smith as he was falling to the ground, and the ball landed directly in his hands for the score.

The win for the Gators helps them out in trying to clinch a playoff berth.

Next week, they will have a forfeit win over Callaway who opted out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns.

 

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Morgan, Hartley and Leist led their teams to victory Thursday

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Three YMCA flag football players showed out Thursday night as they led their teams to victories.

Doss Morgan, Dylan Hartley and Klein Leist all scored touchdowns for the Giants or Rockets.

Morgan ran for two touchdowns for the Giants and also threw another one to Lakelane Pecanty. He also had a pass deflection on defense in the 20-0 win over the Jaguars.

Morgan is a fourth grader at Bovina Elementary and is known for athleticism at the YMCA.

Hartley and Leist each scored a touchdown for the Rockets helping their team defeat the Bears. Hartley broke out for a 90-yard touchdown run early in the game while Leist scored the final touchdown in the Rockets’ 14-12 win.

Hartley and Leist are both fifth graders at Redwood Elementary.

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