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2010-09-02 / Sports

JV Game is a Valiant Try

Pictured above, #54 Nate Holcomb and #38 Devon Cannon lead the JV team out onto the field. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Pictured above, #54 Nate Holcomb and #38 Devon Cannon lead the JV team out onto the field. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The Lexington JV took to the field in Smithville last Thursday night to begin the new season. The opening kick off was taken by Lexington but netted very few yards. Four

and out was followed by a punt that was returned by Smithville to the Eagle’s original

line of scrimmage. A couple of plays later and Smithville had scored. The first quarter ended 14-0 Smithville. The second period produced the same results and thus a score

of 28-0 at half. The coaches rallied the players at the half. They pointed out a few

mistakes and some missed oppurtunities and sent them back out. By the end of the third period, Smithville was up 34-0 and the game ended Lexington losing their opening

match 42-0.

Now as Paul Harvey would say, here is “The Rest of the Story”. As the spectators

JV quarterback Jacob Snyder tries to take one up the middle without much luck during last Thurday night’s loss to Smithville. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. JV quarterback Jacob Snyder tries to take one up the middle without much luck during last Thurday night’s loss to Smithville. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. approached Tiger field, we noticed there was a game already in progress. Turns out Rockdale and Smithville had arranged to play their 9th grade teams before Lexington’s and

Smithville’s JV game. What that meant was Smithville’s 9th graders had played and the

Smtihville JV team consisted mostly of Sophmores and some Juniors, while Lexington’s

team was predominantly 9th graders anchored by a few more seasoned players. During the course of the game, Lexington sent two of its players to the hospital with broken arms

and two to the bench with sprains and iced knees. The game was very physical and we

should all stand proud of the effort our team gave. JV put up a good fight and lost. The

kids work hard, the coaches work hard and the parents of the players are as equally

important to the success of the program.

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