LDS star athlete chooses family over football career

wo weeks after returning home from an LDS mission, Skylar “Poke” Morgan was back at the place where he became famous — Minico High’s Bill Matthews Field — to watch the Spartans’ state quarterfinal game against Skyview.

“It brings back a lot of memories,” he said. “But it’s weird because some of the kids on the team now, it’s amazing how big they’ve gotten since the last time I’ve seen them.”

Equally amazing is how small Poke has gotten. Once a thick and physical weight room junkie, two years in the Dominican Republic have left him 30 pounds lighter, but perhaps 30 years wiser.

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