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Multiple Teams · Mighty Silver & Royals Blue Athlete of the Week


Senior Quarterback Morgan Holmes has helped lead the football team to a 3-2 record so far this season. Morgan has done it through the air, and on the ground. Through the first 5 games, Holmes is 55/106 for 784 yards passing and 5 TDs. He has also rushed for 284 yards and 4TDs. Holmes had 1 rushing TD at Shakopee this past week in a 41-20 win for the Royals.  Morgan Holmes and the Royals host Wayzata tonight.  Congratulations Morgan, and good luck to the Royals the rest of the football season!


It’s game day, what’s on your playlist to get you pumped up?

A lot of HipHop, sometimes I’ll throw in some ACDC and Aerosmith.

What athlete do you admire the most?

Russell Wilson, I really like the way he plays, and he also plays both the sports I play (football/baseball).  He is a really hard worker and plays with a lot of emotion and passion.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment so far?

Beating Edina for homecoming. That was for sure the best recent memory.

Do you have any superstitions?

Yes! I do not throw the ball to the defensive players on my team the two days before game day. I don’t want them to touch the ball.

If you had to get stuck in an elevator with one teammate, who would it be?

Ben Leervig, he’s really quiet and wouldn’t bug me too much.

What do you hope to be doing 7 years from now?

Something baseball related. Playing might be a long shot, but something possibly with sports medicine.

If you could have one super power, what would it be? 

Flying. Ever since I was a little kid I wanted to fly. It would be fun to see what people are doing from above.