Saturday, August 26, 2006

A King Among Boys

He's a big kid, somewhere between 6' 1" and 6' 2". He's pushing 200 lbs (the school roster lists him at 191 lbs). He's a starting varsity outside linebacker for the South Sumter High Raiders, and still only a sophomore. He lines up next to a kid that's already committed to Florida State, but the Raiders still lost last night to East Ridge 16 - 10, a team that hasn't been defeated in four years.

None of this matters though.

There is little relevance in knowing that this promising linebacker is getting expert tutelage from a future D-1 player, or that his Raiders will try to rebound against Lake Butler Union County next Friday. In fact, football doesn't even matter. Why? This kid has got one amazing name. His friends call him Hiney, and the football roster abbreviates him to just YH. Ladies and gentlemen, please bow or curtsey when you meet...Yourhighness Morgan.

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