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2009-10-29 / Sports

Middle School Football Report

by Mike Organ

7th Grade- The first win of the year came Thursday night against Florence 30-14. The youngsters are getting better each week. The team played together both offensively and defensively. Lexington took an 8-0 lead when Andrew Lane caught a 48-yard scoring pass from W.E. Meuth. Bradley Campbell then caught a pass from Meuth for the PAT. The score moved to 16-0 when Campbell snagged a 52-yard scoring pass from Meuth. Tyler Page ran over the PAT. Page ran 54 yards for the next score to increase the Lexington lead to 22- 0. Florence finally got a score before Campbell scored again on a 24-yard pass from Meuth. Page ran in the PAT to increase the lead to 30-6. This was the halftime score. Florence added a meaningless score late in the game. Meuth had 121-yards passing, and 44-yards rushing.

Defensively the team played great defense. Page led the team in tackles with five. Others making tackles for Lexington were: Miles Hannigan 4 and a fumble recovery, Lane 3, Samuel Meza 3, Martin Solis 2, and with one tackle Campbell, Jason Handrick, Bryce Shirocky, Henry Heller, Chris Hasskarl, Walt Green. Logan Lee had an interception for the Eagles.

8th Grade- Florence took the 8th grade to task with a 36-14 win. Florence took an 8-0 lead. Lexington answered when Corey Strain took a 12-yard scoring pass from Eriq Mitchell. The score came after two carries by Mitchell for 40 yards. The score came with 47 seconds left in the first half. An onside kick resulted in a Lexington recovery. A Mitchell pass to Jamyon Scott moved the ball to the Florence one. Mitchell scored on the next play. A pass to Scott produced the PAT, giving Lexington a 14-8 halftime lead. Lexington did not score anymore points but Florence was able to add 28 points to their total in the second half. Mitchell had 19 rushes for 122 yards and he completed eight passes for 83- yards.

Defensively Colt Sunvison had eight tackles to lead the team. Derek Dane and Mitchell had five stops each. Corey Strain had four tackles and Noble Little, Kevin Letbetter, Nate Holcomb, and Cameron Janda had three each. Making two tackles for Lexington were: Devin Canon, Allen Junek, and Gabriel McMahon.

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