Eagles to Thorndale
Two old time rivals take the field Friday night with serious playoff implications. The winning team will be in the playoffs. The loser will have to win one more game to be in the state tourney. Lexington has Bruceville Eddy and Rogers left on their schedule. Thorndale only has Franklin left with an open date the last week. Lexington is undefeated for the season and in district play. Thorndale lost to Rogers 56-36 for their only loss of the season.
The potent Bulldog offense has scored 361 points this season, an average of just over 45 points per game. Lexington’s defense has only allowed 63 points for the season, an average of nine-points per game.
Paxton Jordan operates the Bulldog offense. Jordan can run or pass as well as any QB the Eagles have seen all season. Jordan was all-district last season, rushing for 674 yards. Running back Steven McKendrick rushed for 752 yards in 2009 and rushed for 462 yards this season. Seth Rutter is the leading rusher this season with 962 yards. Job Mason has traversed defenses for 440 as Thorndale has shown a mulit-person attack. Josh Ware has been a major contributor offensively as a wide receiver. Ware has snagged 17 passes for 344 yards and six TDs. Thorndale has size in the line with a 300-lb tackle and a 230-lb guard.
The Dogs have experience on their side as they have been in the playoffs almost every year since being in
Class A. This is Thorndale’s trying to prove the promotion to Class 2A will not affect their playoff tradition.