Eagles Crush Jarrell 65-0
The first Eagle score came on an Xavier Ward drive. With the offensive line providing room Ward rushed for 8, 24, 15, and the final 4 yards on a 51-yard, four play drive. Antonio Martinez added the PAT for a 7-0 first quarter lead. The next Eagle score came after Jason Washington returned a Jarrell punt to the Cougar 22-yard line. Chance Sherrill ran into the end zone on the first play for the second Eagle score. After Martinez’ kick, the score stood 14-0.
The second quarter saw an even larger Eagle scoring explosion. Kogan Garrett capped a drive with a 36- yard trip to score. Martinez added the toe-point for a 21-0 lead. This was a six-play drive. That took care of the rushing scores.
The next Eagle score came like lightening. Garrett passed to Josh Murray who hauled it and left Jarrell defenders in his dust. Martinez added the PAT for a 28-0 lead. The second came on another X-factor drive. A 63-yard pass to Ward moved the ball down field. A second pass for 10-yards to Ward got the ball down to the nine. A third pass to Ward covered the final nine-yards for the score. Martinez was good and the score was 35-0 at halftime.
The third quarter was another Lexington scoring quarter with 20 points added to the total. Garrett added another scoring pass with a 17-yard strike to Murray. The PAT kick was wide leaving the score 41-0. Next was a 20-yard pass to Kalaen Blok for a score. Martinez added the PAT for a 48-0 lead.
Now it was the defense’s turn to score. A hard hit by the Eagles caused a fumble. Chance Sherrill was Johnny-on-the-spot, scooping it up and scurrying across the goal line. Martinez came through for a 55-0 Eagle advantage. The next play was Murray coming up with an interception of a shovel pass. Murray scooted into the end zone for another Eagle score. With the Martinez kick the score was 62-0. The Murray play was very similar to the Alabama interception of a Texas shovel pass in the national championship game.
The final points came on a 32-yard field goal by Martinez after Lexington eschewed a couple of scoring opportunities.
The Eagle defense led by Class 2A Defensive Player of the Week Chace Sherrill kept Jarrell out of the end zone all night. Never did the defense allow the Cougars to threaten the Eagle goal, even late in the game with the reserves in the game. Chance Sherrill, Murray, Avahn Crumb, Tyler Moerbe, Donn Miller, and Anthony Robbins did an excellent job of keeping the Cougars caged. The Cougar passing game was held to minimal yards by the defensive play of Dylan Islet, Brandon Meyer, and Rheim Petterson.