Calling his last game

Published 7:29 pm Thursday, October 23, 2003

By Staff
When the Brandywine varsity football team hosts Edwardsburg Friday night, it will be the end of the road for the senior members of the Bobcats.
One other senior, one not in uniform and not on the field, will also be enjoying his last game as part of the Brandywine football program.
Mike Morrison has been the voice of the Bobcats throughout his high school career and will announce his final football game this week.
Many times game announcers are overlooked or taken for granted because their job is thought insignificant.
Many think all it takes is a good voice to be an announcer or broadcaster.
But given the chance to take on the role of an announcer, many of us would fail miserably because it is a job that requires a great deal of concentration and organizational skills, exepcially football.
Morrison isn't just a football announcer.
My earliest memory of Morrison was when I was taking a picture of a Babe Ruth Baseball team and one of the kids in the front row told me his name, "Mike Morrison," in a voice much deeper than fit the 13-year-old's body.
Morrison already had the voice to be an announcer, and it wasn't long before he moved on from being a baseball player to being the announcer at Thomas Stadium.
He also announces boys' and girls' basketball games at Brandywine High School and was a member of the varsity wrestling team.
Most recently, Morrison has been an intern at WNIL Hometown 1290 radio.
In an attempt to go into broadcasting professionally, Morrison is applying to brodcasting schools, including Central Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern and the David Letterman School of Brodcasting at Ball State University.
In addition to his duties as an announcer, Brandywine athletic director Jim Boger once commented that Morrison is like an assistant athletic director to him.
Morrison has more school spirit than most any other high school student, and his love of announcing and broadcasting has allowed him to use his voice and creativity to support the school's athletic teams.
Morrison is one of the reasons local high school sports are so exciting, interesting and fun to be a part of.
Keep up the good work, Mike!