Morgan City to play Assumption this week

Morgan City’s Buddy Humphrey runs for yardage during the Tigers’ contest against Vandebilt Catholic last week. Humphrey has led the Tigers receivers this season during his senior year. The Tigers will close their season Friday when they play Assumption in Napoleonville.

By Geoff Stoute

Morgan City will conclude its football season Friday when it takes on Assumption High School in both teams’ District 7-4A finale in Napoleonville.

Both teams enter the contest struggling as Morgan City has a 0-9 record this season, although the Tigers have been competitive in many of their games this season.

Assumption, while 2-7, is just a couple of points away from being 4-5 as the squad dropped their first two games of the season by a combined four points.

They started district play with a 46-16 win against Ellender, a favorite early this season to win the district, but have since dropped three straight games, double-digit margins.

While Lorio said Assumption is hurt by the injury bug, he said he didn’t think it was as bad as Morgan City’s injury situation has been.

Offensively, the Mustangs feature a spread offense but Lorio said his squad has utilized some two-back sets with a tight end against Ellender and he expects to see that Friday.

Assumption running back Dontrez Wiggins, who was hurt earlier this season, has returned, Lorio said.

Wiggins, a junior, has rushed for 306 yards on 65 carries and scored three touchdowns.

Jimmie Wise, another junior, has rushed for 551 yards on 116 totes with five touchdowns.

AT quarterback, the Mustangs feature Daron Williams and Ty Domangue.

“Both of them throw the ball well,” Lorio said.

Williams has completed 45 of 102 passes for 622 yards with four touchdowns and eight interceptions, while Domangue has passes for 298 yards.

Williams also has rushed for 255 yards on 44 carries with six touchdowns.

Defensively, the Mustangs run a 4-3 scheme that Lorio said is “very sound” and they also use a lot of the “cover-2” look to prevent to stop big pass-plays against them.

The Tigers will enter the game without Anthony Rink, who was injured late in last week’s contest against Vandebilt Catholic and later had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital and the game subsequently was stopped.

He was released from the hospital a few hours after Friday’s game.

Rink played on the offensive line as well as linebacker on defense and on special teams for the Tigers.

The Tigers also will not have the services of Kevon Marsh, their leading rusher who is out with an injury.

Additionally, Lorio said freshman quarterback Hector Tolento will start at quarterback again.

Friday’s game will begin at 7 p.m.

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