Zade Morgan who plays football for JYSA (Jasper Youth Sports Association) was recently awarded Scholar Athlete of the week for NGYFA (North Georgia Youth Football Association), a football league that has 26 counties and multiple age groups participating in competitive football.
The article from NGYFA.ORG follows:
Beginning with the 2013 season the NGYFA has inked a deal with BSN Sports (www.bsn sports.com) to recognize one nominated athlete per week for the NGYFA Scholar Athlete of the Week presented by BSN Sports. The Scholar Athlete for week 4 of the NGYFA season is 8-year-old Pickens County cornerback Zade Morgan.
In a week 4 win over Union County, Zade led the Dragons with 9 tackles, 7 for a loss to ensure a 16-0 shutout victory. The win helped the Dragons even their record at 2-2 and start the conference slate with a positive note.
While Zade may be an aggressive, sure-handed tackler on the field, he is even more aggressive and a better tackler off of it. Recently tested and placed into the gifted program at Harmony Elementary School in Pickens County Zade finished the 2012-13 school year on the Principal’s List each quarter for locking down an A in every class each quarter.
Showcasing his all-around ability, Zade is a member of the Helen Ruff Reading Bowl team for the 2013-14 school year.
“Zade is a fantastic kid,” said one of his coaches. “His work ethic and intelligence are assets for our team. He is one of the most coachable kids and everything he does is top notch.”
For Zade’s hard work and selection as the week 4 NGYFA Scholar Athlete of the Week presented by BSN Sports, BSN awards Zade Morgan with a $50 gift certificate to www.bsn sports.com
Zade is the son of Derek and Chrissie Morgan and attends 3rd grade at Harmony Elementary School.