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Morton, Lake Central to go air-borne this season

2013-08-16T21:45:00Z 2013-08-17T13:44:04Z Morton, Lake Central to go air-borne this seasonAl Hamnik al.hamnik@nwi.com, (219) 933-4154 nwitimes.com
August 16, 2013 9:45 pm  • 

HAMMOND | Football scrimmages are like those supermarket contests where you get 2 minutes to race down the aisles filling up your cart.

Most coaches end up with a bagful of goodies.

During Friday night's controlled scrimmage with Lake Central, fans got a glimpse of this year's future headliners as the visiting Indians prevailed 18-14.

"I was concerned with our inexperience on offense and their big defense," Morton coach Roy Richards said. "We're stll looking for consistency on the offensive line, but I like the way we threw the long ball.

"Our athleticism on offense gives us a real shot. We worked all summer on being a vertical passing team."

Lake Central, with a roster large enough to populate a small town, got a pair of touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Colin Studer and senior Alec Olund to junior wide receiver Antwan Davis.

Olund also scored on a 57-yard run.

"Last year, we just ran the ball most of the time. I was a playmaker looking for the ball. It was kinda frustrating," said Davis, who has no problem with confidence. "I run routes really good. I use my leverage against defenders, so they can't get me -- and I've got a good vertical."

Lake Central coach Brett St. Germain no longer has David Yancey running the ball all over the neighborhood. He's got a plan this time.

"With David Yancey, we were run-oriented. I like to think we'll be able to open it up and make more plays," St. Germain added.

"Tonight, we just wanted to see our kids compete." 

Morton's Freddy Creater -- you've got to love that name -- scored on a short pass from junior Nick Przespolewski. Senior Torey Armstrong, a threat catching or throwing the ball, hit junior Jarrett Dickey for the Governors' other TD to cap the varsity scoring.

The junior varsity squads scrimmaged two sessions.

Morton's Mark Snorton, a 6-foot, 200-pound sophomore running back/linebacker, made the JV scrimmage his own personal playground with a 56-yard scoring run.

Watch out for him on Friday nights. 

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