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Slaughter Sun May 03 2009

Slaughter Still Unbeaten: Lose Star Wideout

The Chicago Slaughter (8-0) defeated the Wheeling Wildcats Saturday night 61-38. They remain undefeated, however, the victory comes with a price as Slaughter star receiver Donovan Morgan suffered a separated shoulder early in the first quarter and had to be taken to the hospital as a result. This is a big blow to the Slaughter offense as Morgan leads the team in catches, touchdowns and receiving yards.

With the absence of Morgan it became clear that the rest of the wide receiving core had to step up to fill the in void left by Morgan. Dontrell Jackson and Reggie Gray would answer that call combining for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Slaughter wide receiver Dontrell Jackson said, "We've got a good rotation of guys that can step up. When he [Morgan] went down we just took our game to another level."

A blocked field goal by the Slaughters DeJuan Alfonzo helped prevent the Wildcats from drawing closer in the fourth quarter with the score 48-38. The ten point lead would've been erased had the kick been successful.

Slaughter Quarterback Russ Michna would march down the field twice in the final five minutes of the game to put the Slaughter up by two scores. Michna was 21-for-28 with 249-yards passing and 27-yards rushing with once touchdown.

There is little doubt that Michna will miss his favorite target [Morgan] in the final few weeks of the season, but he reiterated what he's been saying all season long.

"You've been hearing me say since week one that we got four guys that can play, there is no doubt about it," said Michna "All three guys did a great job getting themselves open and working for each other," he said.

Off the field Chicago Slaughter head coach and former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Steve "Mongo" McMichael was named to the college football hall-of-fame. He will be honored before the final home game of the regular season on May 16. Tickets are still available. For more information call 847-310-3190 or visit

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