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Ellender vs. Morgan City preview box


7 p.m. Thursday at South Terrebonne Memorial Stadium in Bourg (District 8-4A game).

Records: Morgan City (4-1, 0-0 in district); Ellender (3-3, 0-1 in district).

Coaches: Morgan City — Brandon Nowlin; Ellender — Terry Washington.

2011 meeting: Morgan City defeated Ellender, 31-16.

Last week's results: Morgan City lost to Franklin, 26-14; Ellender lost to Assumption, 56-32.

Key players: Morgan City — DL Daryl Johnson, RB Eric Walker, QB Hoang Nuyen, WR Jalen Jones; Ellender — QB Dustin Creppel, WR Dan Mitchell, RB/DB Ralph Singleton, LB Wilshawn Jones.

Notes: It's homecoming week at Ellender and the district opener for Morgan City ... The combined record of the teams Morgan City has beaten this season is 2-19 ... Creppel is among the state's leaders with 1,890 yards passing and 25 touchdowns this season ... Ellender is hoping for its first playoff appearance since 2007 and Morgan City is hoping for its first playoff appearance since 1998.