After starting the season 0-5 in 11-man football, the Morton Indians ended up six-man football State Champs and today they were presented their Six-man Independent State Championship trophy at a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
Morton went 0-5 in 11-man and with several players suffering injuries, on October 10th, they forfeited their district schedule. The Indians were granted permission from the UIL to finish out the season playing an outlaw six-man schedule.
Playing 3 games, Morton was ranked #2 in the sixmanfootball.com independent rankings. C.H. Harvey created the Texas Six-Man Independent Bowl Series, inviting 10 of the top-ranked teams from the independent rankings. #2 Morton ended up playing #1 Tyler Heat in the Championship game in Gholston on November 11th. The Indians won 78-51 and Wednesday, they were presented their Championship Trophy by Mr. Harvey. Morton Head Coach Shean Abston couldn’t put into words how his team started playing 11 man football and ended up State Champs in Six-Man football.
“It was something that fell right in my lap. In my opinion, it was a God thing. The window was a small window for us to be independent knowing realignment was happening this year. We were able to bring home the inaugural six-man independent State Championship.
Morton will not be independent next season as they will be in 1A Division 1 District 5 with Meadow, Ropes, Wellman-Union and Whiteface.
You can watch my Facebook Live of the trophy presentation to the Morton Indians here: