2010-09-02 / Sports

Eagles to Test Blanco

by Mike Organ

Lexington will travel to Blanco Friday night to tangle with the Panthers. Blanco defeated Fischer Canyon Lake 12-7 in their 2010 opener. The Panthers have had five consecutive seasons of 10 wins or more. Last season they were 12-2 Regional Finalists. Smithville native Danny Rogers is the architect of the Blanco program.

Blanco returns five offensive and five defensive starters from last season’s team. Coach Rogers’ son, Tanner, will be the quarterback for the second season, after starting as a sophomore. Rogers passed for 1,300 yards and 18 TD’s last season. Friday night Rogers was 6 of 18 for 147 yards with one interception. Running back Kyle Holmes rushed 14 times for 89 yards and Gavin Garrow 10 times for 49 yards in the win over Canyon Lake. In all, Blanco rushed 39 times for 193 yards in the opener.

The Panthers are in 2A Division I and will not be in the Eagles’ playoff adventures.

Getting to Blanco Stadium- From Lexington there are two main ways of travel.

1. Go to Austin; go under I-35 and on to Mopac (Loop 1) South. Take US 290 west through Drippings Springs all the way to US 281. Turn South on 281 until downtown Blanco. Once in Blanco, turn right on Fourth Street (FM1623) and the stadium will be on your right. (114 miles)

2. Go to San Marcos, then take RR12 to Fischer. Veer left on RR 32 when RR 12 turns toward Wimberley. When 32 intersects with US 281, turn right to Blanco. When in Blanco, turn left on Fourth Street (FM1623) and the stadium will be on your right. (116 miles)

There should be less traffic and less lights going through San Marcos. If you work in Austin, the only way is # 1. If you are leaving from Lexington, you have a choice to make. Google says either way will take 2 hours and 15 minutes. You will probably need to add some time for refreshments and relief.

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