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2010-08-05 / Sports

Eagles Open 2010 Practice

by Mike Organ

Coach Jason Holcomb opened the 2010 football season with a speech outlining the goals for the Eagle football team. Outside of the normal rules of behavior and promptness, Coach Holcomb challenged each player to be the best they could be in contributing to the team. The ultimate goal of every high school football team is to be state champion. The team with the most committed and talented players will win out in the end. Holcomb feels the Eagles could be the team that will be in the final game.

Preseason all-state choice Chace Sherrill and his twin Chance lead a defense that could be the best Lexington has put on the field in many seasons. There will be several two and three-year starters like Tyler Moerbe, Dylan Iselt, and Xavier Ward for leadership.

Offensively, with a new coordinator, the Eagles will literally run from the spread offense. With the offense spread all over the field, the appearance would be that it is a passing formation. Many teams run as much or more than pass from the formation. This formation is especially useful in the smaller schools when they may have one or two special athletes that can dominate a game. If you have multiples of the special player, as Lexington does, then the offense is potentially unstoppable.

Coaches use all kinds of “props” during Summer Workouts in order to help build strength and discipline. Above is a shot of some Eagles rolling a tractor tire across the field last Monday morning. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Coaches use all kinds of “props” during Summer Workouts in order to help build strength and discipline. Above is a shot of some Eagles rolling a tractor tire across the field last Monday morning. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The offensive line is the main cog in all offenses, the spread is no different. If the blocking is not there, neither the zone read nor the pass will work. The defense must be controlled somewhat for the attack to work. Will Holcomb and Donn Miller will lead a group that holds Eagle fortunes in their blocking skills. A consistent offensive line will make the yardage come easily to the Eagles.

Coach Koester watches his boys. Coach Koester watches his boys. Lexington starts the 2010 with a ‘soap and towel’ scrimmage on Saturday morning August 13th. The next outing will be a threeway with Rockdale and Robinson in Robinson. The Eagles will be ready for the regular season schedule as follows:

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