Tallulah Academy crushes previously-unbeaten Newton Academy

Published 1:35 pm Sunday, October 16, 2022

Tallulah Academy tuned up for its district championship opportunity by making a statement.

Dee Morgan threw two touchdown passes and ran for 179 yards and two more scores as Tallulah Academy crushed previously-unbeaten Newton Academy 52-22 on Friday.

Morgan scored on runs of 50 and 77 yards, and threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Henry Ellerbee in the first half. Tallulah scored 30 points in the second quarter and led 46-8 at halftime.

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Morgan was 5-of-5 passing for 115 yards, and got his 179 rushing yards on only seven carries. He also ran in three two-point conversions and assisted on nine tackles on defense.

Brayson Morson also ran for 80 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries, and Landry Tweedle had a 22-yard TD run. Cade Morgan caught a 21-yard touchdown pass.

The Trojans had 336 rushing yards and held Newton Academy (8-1) to 139 total yards. Newton trailed 52-8 before scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Tallulah Academy (7-1) will host Porter’s Chapel Academy (4-4) on Oct. 21 in the regular-season finale for both teams. The winner will claim the MAIS District 3-2A championship, as well as a top-three seed and a first-round bye in the Class 2A playoffs.

Newton has already clinched the District 2-2A championship and will be either the No. 2 or 3 seed in the playoffs.