Lexington at State 7 on 7 Tourney
Lexington participated in the state 7 on 7 tourney starting last Thursday on the campus of Texas A&M University. The 7 on 7 consists of a center, quarterback and five receivers offensively vs. the equal number of defenders. Most teams have an offensive team and defensive team as the players mostly go one way. Chad Garrett, J.C. Washington, Steven Moerbe, and Tim Jones served as coaches for this season’s team.
Thursday the tourney started with 64 teams. The top two teams teams in pool play qualified for the championship bracket of 32 and the bottom two went into the consolation bracket. Lexington defeated every team in their pool, Prosper (3A), Wellington (A), and Alto (A). Lexington’s division consisted of 3A, 2A, and 1A schools.
Prosper- The opening game of the tourney, for Lexington, was the most exciting game of the tourney. Lexington was down until late in the game. A huge defensive stop let the Eagles take over with time running out. On the last play Kogan Garrett launched a pass intended for Xavier Ward. Ward and a Prosper defender both went for the ball. The ball was deflected into the waiting arms of Dylan Iselt for the winning score. The final score was Lexington 40 Prosper 39.
Wellington- Wellington had Lexington down a score. Eagles’ Garrett, hit a bomb to Iselt to pull into a tie score. The Eagle defense led by Chance and Chace Sherrill played good defense to stop Wellington when it counted. Garrett then hit Jason Washington for the winning score on the last drive of the game for the Eagles. Lexington had to make a defensive stop after the score to preserve the win 40-33.
Alto- The Eagles overwhelmed the Yellowjackets. Jacob Snyder, Eriq Mitchell played some quarterback as the Eagles had their way. The Eagles got to look at other quarterbacks in the romp. Depth at the position is very necessary in 2A competition.
Boyd- By winning the pool, Lexington advanced to the championship bracket of 32 teams. Lexington facecd Boyd in the first match, defeating them 33-20. Tyler Moerbe and Josh Murray had great games receiving the ball. Anthony Robbins had, maybe the catch of the tourney, with an acrobatic lay out snag that sealed the deal for Lexington.
Cameron- Non-district opponent Cameron was up next for the Eagles. Cameron topped the Eagles 47-26 to end the Eagle tourney trip. The Yoe were a very hot team as they rolled through the entire tourney undefeated until the last game.
The Yoe were defeated in the championship game by Brownwood featuring the MVP of the 3A-2A-A portion of the tourney quarterback Graylon Brown and a receiver named Jaxon Shipley. Shipley is the brother of recent UT graduate Jordan Shipley.
Donn Miller and Antonio Washington were part of the Eagles’ contingent participating in the tourney as they snapped the ball to get each play started.
Defensively Chance and Chace Sherrill, Jason Washington, Brandon Meyer, Rhiem Petterson, and Logan Mueth played solidly throughout the tourney. Colin Wiggins, Antonio Martinez, Kaelan Blok, and Tyler Meyer played well in the tourney also.
One very interested observer, Eagle Coach Jason Holcomb, said the Eagle contingent represented Lexington very,very well.