OGDEN – The story is well-chronicled. Back in 1974, Jim
Wiscombe, senior guard for the Morgan boys basketball team, led the Trojans to
its first and only state championship. The team, under the tutelage of coaching
legend Ron Abegglen, went undefeated and Wiscombe was named the tournament’s
most valuable player.
Wiscombe returned to Morgan as its head coach. Since then, he has worked hard
to bring another championship to the school.
He’s been extremely successful,
with a number of region titles and state tournament appearances under his belt.
But a championship has eluded him. Two years ago, the Trojans came close to
winning it all, reaching the championship game against Wasatch. But the Wasps
were too strong that night and Wiscombe and the Trojans were forced to continue
39-year wait is finally over. With a remarkable 58-44 win over their fiercest
rival, Bear River, the Trojans have once again reached the pinnacle of
basketball, capturing the state 3-A title on a snowy Saturday night at the Dee
Events Center in front of a huge throng of supporters.