Eagles to Face Corrigan-Camden
The Blue and White Corrigan- Camden Bulldogs will be the Eagles’ opponent in the Regional semi-finals. The game will be played in Fairfield at 7:30 this Friday night. The Bulldogs finished first in their district and eliminated Franklin 20-14 in the area round.
Corrigan-Camden has played some tough competition this season. They opened the season with a loss to Woodville 6-7. Next was a loss to Diboll 14-40 and a loss to Newton 6-40, before beating Hearne 30-6. State power Crockett beat them 8-41 to give them a 1-4 record. From that point in the season the Bulldogs have reeled off six straight wins. A 40-0 win over New Waverly got things going. A 49-13 win over San Augustine started district play. Hemphill was a 53-26 victim and Deweyville got bombed 61-12 to set up a district championship game against Groveton. CC prevailed 20-14 to earn a first round bye.
The Bulldogs are led by quarterback Patrick Parker and running back Eric Durham. These two carried the ball or passed it 43 of 52 plays CC ran against Franklin. A big offensive line is present to open holes for the running backs. CC showed a tendency to run the power sweep, ala USC most of the game. CC ran the sweep as a power off tackle and around the end. Just when you get to expect the toss sweep, they will run the ball inside.
Defensively the Bulldogs are solid up front. The front seven played Franklin to a standoff. The pass defense was relatively untested against Franklin. The pass rush was tough, making it more difficult for Franklin to test their back four.
With all this said, Lexington should win the game, but it won’t be easy. Lexington won last week 21-14 to advance to the Regional finals against the West Rusk-Arp winner.