2010-10-07 / Sports

Eagle JV Loses in Score-athon

by Mike Organ
by Mark Strain

Corey Strain (#8) sealed off the corner allowing Eriq Mitchell (#6) some running room during last Thursday’s Junior Varsity loss against the Rosebud-Lot Panthers. Corey Strain (#8) sealed off the corner allowing Eriq Mitchell (#6) some running room during last Thursday’s Junior Varsity loss against the Rosebud-Lot Panthers. Rosebud-Lott’s JV outscored Lexington Thursday night 42-40. Lexington scored three times in the first quarter but RL hung around with a score. Another Lexington score was answered with two from RL. Still Lexington led 26-20 at half.

Zach Lay and Eriq Mitchell had monster games. Lay scored Lexington’s first score on a 62- yard pass from Mitchell. A RL punt was returned by Lay 70-yards for the second Lexington score due to Noble Little’s clearing block. Stevie Burleson scored on a twoyard run, RL closed to 20-14 and Mitchell ran 35-yards to give Lexington the 26-2- halftime lead.

RL scored first in the second half to take a 28-26 lead. Mitchell followed blocks by Allen Junek and Colt Sunvison to put Lexington back in the lead 34-28. RL answered to take the lead 36- 34. The Mitchell to Lay act came back for a 31-yard gain and then a 28-yard scoring play with less than a minute left. RL won the game on a kick off return with less than 30- seconds left in the game.

Defensively making tackles for Lexington were: Mitchell and Sunvison had 6, Lay and Little 5, Luis Perez 4, Cameron Janda 2, Jamyon Scott 2, Christian Green 2, Kevin Page 2 and Chris Johnson 2. Janda blocked a pass and Corey Strain intercepted a pass and broke up a pass. Strain also returned a kickoff 15 yards.

Burleson had 44-yards rushing in the game. Lay had 125 in return yards, 43-yards rushing, and 128- yards receiving. Mitchell had 133- yards passing and 167-yards rushing.

The Lexington JV Eagles took the field against the Rosebud-Lot Panthers on Thursday night, September 30th. The Panthers were only able to field a team of 14 players, 11 on the field and 3 substitutes on the sidelines. The JV started off similar to the middle school game in that it seemed as though the Eagles would be unstoppable. Zachary Lay scored the first touchdown of the night on a long pass from Eriq Mitchell, and then quickly followed the first touchdown with another as Zachary Lay returned a punt for a touchdown after the defense held the Panthers. With 19 seconds left in the first quarter the Rosebud- Lot quarterback threw on over the top pass to #4 streaking down the middle who went 60 yards for their first touchdown. The Panthers connected on the two point conversion and the first quarter ended with Lexington winning 14- 8.

At the 8:21 mark in the second, Stevie Burleson went 3 yards up the middle and Lexington extended their lead to 20-8. Rosebud-Lot followed the Lexington score with one of their own as the quarterback hooked up with a streaking #4 up the middle again, this time for a 75 yard touchdown strike. The score now is Lexington over Rosebud-Lot 20-14. With a little more than 4 minutes in the half and the Eagles facing a 3rd and 10 yards, Eriq Mitchell ran up the middle for 32 yards to score again for the Eagles. 26-14 Lexington. Towards the end of the second, Rosebud-Lott had the ball and was driving when their quarterback kept the ball on an end around run and scored from 8 yards out. The extra point attempt was blocked and with 38 seconds to go the score was Lexington over Rosebud-Lott 26-20.

Rosebud-Lott took the opening kick off of the third period and was marching down the field to the Eagle 20 yard line when Corey Strain stepped in front of a Panther receiver and intercepted the pass. The rest of the third quarter went back and forth and ended in a stale mate with the score the same as half time, Lexington ahead 26-20.

At the 8:09 mark of the 4th quarter, the Rosebud-Lott quarterback took the ball around the right side for a 24 yard touchdown then tacked on a 2 point pass to go ahead of Lexington for the first time 28-26. Lexington took over after the kick off and started a sustained drive down the field but was faced with a 4th down and 10 yards to go on the Rosebud-Lott 20 yard line when Mitchell threw an end zone pass to Zachary Lay. Rosebud- Lott was called for interference and the ball was placed on the 3 yard line where Mitchell ran it up the middle and then ran it up the middle again for the 2 point conversion. With 3:05 left tin the game, Lexington reclaimed the lead 34-28. The lead held for 2 minutes, when Rosebud-Lott threw a swing pass to a receiver out of the back field and scored a touchdown from 17 yards out. A 2 point conversion was good and Rosebud-Lott was back on top 36- 34 with one minute left in the contest. On the ensuing kick off, Zachary Lay ran the ball back to the Eagle 45 yard line. On the first series of downs, Mitchell threw a 35 yard strike to Lay then followed it up with another 30 yard pass to Lay in the end zone putting the Eagles back on top 40-36 with only 30 seconds in the game. Lexington kicked off and the ball bobbled around on the ground around the Panther 35 yard line when it was picked up and returned for a touchdown putting Rosebud-Lott back on top 42-40 with 17 seconds left in the game. Lexington’s Zachary Lay returned the kick off to the Lexington 49 yard line. With 12 seconds left in the game, Mitchell threw a screen pass to Lay in the flats who then loaded up and threw long for Tito Perez streaking down the side line. That pass and the next and last pass of the game, both fell incomplete and Rosebud-Lott walked away with the victory and a final score of Rosebud-Lot over Lexington 42- 40.

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