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2010-11-04 / Sports

Lexington Shuts Out Bruceville-Eddy

by Mike Organ

Lexington’s Xavier Ward is attacked by a flock of Bruceville Eddy Eagles on one of his many carries during Lexington’s win over the Black and Gold Eagles last Friday night. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington’s Xavier Ward is attacked by a flock of Bruceville Eddy Eagles on one of his many carries during Lexington’s win over the Black and Gold Eagles last Friday night. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington posted its fourth shutout of the season with a 40- 0 win over the Bruceville-Eddy Eagles. The mighty Eagle D allowed BE just 75-yards total offense, 68 rushing and seven passing. Meanwhile the Lexington offense was posting 40 points on the home side of the scoreboard.

Lexington did not score on its’ first possession of the game, but the second possession did not take long. Antonio Martinez intercepted a tipped pass and returned it to the BE 25-yard line. On the first play, Kogan Garrett toss a slip screen pass to Josh Murray, who picked up some good blocks at the line of scrimmage, for a 25-yard scoring play. The kick was blocked leaving the score 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.

The Next Eagle score was the result of another interception. This one was by Todd Glass after the ball was tipped at the line of scrimmage by Tyler Moerbe. Two plays later Xavier Ward blasted into the end zone from six-yards out. Martinez added the PAT for a 13-0 Lexington lead.

This score was at 6:17 of the second. Lexington could have added another quickly because after three offensive plays, Anthony Robbins broke through to block a BE punt attempt. Lexington recovered the ball and ran a couple of plays before fumbling the ball back to BE. Lexington added their second score of the quarter with 25 seconds left in the first half when Garrett hit Jason Washington on another slip screen for an 11- yard scoring play. Martinez added the PAT for a 20-0 lead at the half.

Lexington played keep away in the third quarter. Lexington took the second half kick off. The Green Eagles ran off 13 plays, consuming the first 6:51 of the period, to score on a oneyard plunge by Ward. The kick was wide left leaving the score 26-0. Lexington allowed BE to have the ball for four plays and a punt before taking the ball back again after one-minute and 55 seconds. Lexington then held the ball the rest of the quarter and 2:39 into the fourth quarter before scoring again. Again it was a one-yard walk by Ward. The kick was good to make the score 33-0.

A seven-yard punt on fourth and 18 put Lexington in good scoring position once again. Rheim Petterson ended the possession quickly with a 20-yard speed trip around left end for the final TD of the night. Martinez made the score 40-0 with his kick. Lexington found a second runner as Robbins showed some real zip and power during the fourth period. BE had some real problems tackling Ward and then Robbins.

The Lexington offense did yeoman work as Garrett completed 11 of 18 passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Ward rushed for 117 yards on 23 carries. Murray caught for passes for 44-yards and a TD.

Chance Sherrill led the Eagle D with 10 tackles and a sack. Josh Murray was second with seven tackles, a sack, and a pass break up. Robbins had six tackles to go along with the blocked punt. Tyler Moerbe had five tackles, a pass break up, to go with the tipped ball. Martinez had five tackles, Avahn Crumb four, and Brandon Meyer had two tackles and two sacks.

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