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2009-09-17 / Sports

Yoe Spells "Woe" for the Eagles

by Mike Organ

Lexington Eagles #45 Chace Sherrill, #21 Avahn Crumb, and #60 Taylor Roberson tackle Cameron's James Wells during the Friday night contest in Cameron. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington Eagles #45 Chace Sherrill, #21 Avahn Crumb, and #60 Taylor Roberson tackle Cameron's James Wells during the Friday night contest in Cameron. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The Cameron Yoe defeated Lexingotn 30-10 Friday night. Lexington played a good first half, leading at the break 10-7. Three quick turnovers in the third quarter spelled doom for the Eagles.

Lexington took the opening kick and moved quickly down the field. Josh Murray's nine-yard return put the Eagles in business at their own 36. Landon Evans ran for 24- yards on first down. Evans passed to Julien Clark for five more steps. Xavier Ward ran for seven yards and a first down. Evans then passed to Brandon Meyer for 10- yards on third down for another new set of downs. Lexington lost yards on first and second downs. A pass to Clint Hutson moved the ball back to the 15-yard line. Mason Vacera toed a 32-yard field goal to give Lexington a threepoint lead with 5:34 left in the first period.

Cameron answered quickly with a six-play 69-yard drive. The drive consisted of a 17-yard run, a 24- yard pass play, and topped off by a 22-yard scoring run. Cameron held a 7-3 lead at the end of the first period.

Lexington's defense held the volatile Cameron offense to just three first downs in the second quarter. The Eagle defense was led by Chase Sunvison, Avahn Crumb, and Ward on defense. Cameron's defense was just as dominating in the second quarter. Late in the second quarter Cameron had a fourth and three at the Lexington 41. An illegal shift penalty caused the Cameron coach to become irate. After the 46-yard punt went into the end zone, the coach got a sideline penalty. The referee moved the ball to the 35-yard line. Just a second later the flags flew and another 15-yarder followed moving the ball to the 50. Lexington's offense lost yardage in three downs. The good field position meant the Lexington punt would pin Cameron back in its own territory. On the first play from the 23-yard line a pass completion saw the receiver rocked by a Lexington hit and the Eagles recovered. From there Evans hit Ward on a 31-yard scoring toss and Vacera converted with 18 seconds left in the half. Lexington took a 10-7 lead at the halftime break.

Lexington took the second half kick off. On the first play, Cameron stepped in front of a Lexington receiver to intercept a pass. Cameron returned the ball to the 15. From there three plays by the Yoe put them into the lead for good.

Cameron would add two more touchdowns and a safety. Lexington's offense was pretty much shut down from that point on. Lexington moved down to the Cameron 35 before the third Yoe interception of the half ended the threat. The Eagles' offense added only 54-yards the rest of the game. 30-yards of that came on one pass play from Evans to Ward.

Cameron is possibly the toughest offensive opponent Lexington will play in the regular season this year.

Coach Jason Holcomb said, "If we could have not turned the ball over, we had a real good chance of beating Cameron. We made the mistakes and could not recover to a talented team like Cameron."

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