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Morgan City High's Devonta Grogan
(Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Keyon K. Jeff, The Houma Courier)

Morgan City will close its 2019 season at Vandebilt Catholic

Morgan City High School will conclude its season Friday in a District 8-4A contest at Vandebilt Catholic in Houma.
Morgan City (0-9 overall, 0-4 in district) fell to South Terrebonne, 48-0, a week ago, while Vandebilt Catholic (5-4, 3-1) lost 26-20 in overtime to Assumption a week ago.
“They had a last-second loss to Assumption at Assumption last week, which shows you how good they are,” Morgan City coach Chris Stroud said of Vandebilt.
With a Vandebilt Catholic win Friday as well as a South Lafourche victory, the Terriers could be in line for a share of the district crown with South Lafourche and Assumption.
Stroud said Vandebilt is a quality football team.
“They’re physical up front,” he said. “They play sound defense. It’s going to be another tough game.”
As for the Terriers’ offense, Stroud said, “They run a little spread offense. They like to have the quarterback zone read. They’ll run the power game with the quarterback, let him run a little bit, but he’s very effective throwing the ball.”
Defensively, Stroud said that the Terriers have done multiple things.
“They’ll be a 3-4 (with a) cover 2 look when you’re in the spread offense, but if you put two backs in the backfield with a tight end, they’re going to walk down to a five-man front, so they move their defense around pretty good,” Stroud said.
This season, Morgan City is led by Devonta Grogan. Grogan has carried the football 76 times for 504 yards and five touchdowns, while he also has 14 catches for 176 yards and another touchdown.
Kane Sanchez has completed 14 of 32 passes for 226 yards and one touchdown and three interceptions for Morgan City, while Khai Hartley has completed 23 of 65 passes for 178 yards with six interceptions.
Adrian Garrison also has 176 yards receiving for Morgan City on eight catches. Hayden Barron also has 11 catches for 120 yards and a score for Morgan City.
Friday night will be the final game for Morgan City’s senior class.
“We’re looking forward to our seniors going out on a high note,” Stroud said. “They’ll never forget their senior year of football, so hopefully we’ll play well.”

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