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2011-05-19 / Sports

by Mike Organ

This was a banner year for Lexington football as the team went 14-1 and lost in the state finals. Lexington had Chance and Chace Sherrill, Anthony Robbins, Xavier Ward, Josh Murray, and Kogan Garrett get mention on some all-state teams.

Lexington played through a tough non- district schedule defeating Smithville, Academy, Navarro, and Blanco decisively. The district schedule did not give the Eagles much competition. Even the last game with Rogers, that was predicted to be a battle, was won 35-14 with relative ease.

The playoffs were semi-tough. The Eagles had to battle to beat a fine Frankston team. Corrigan- Camden was not much of a game, it was over midway of the second quarter when Lexington blitzed the Bulldogs for 42-points and then cruised to victory. A lot of younger players got some playoff experience in that game.

State ranked #1 West Rusk was next on the Eagle victims list. They were a talented group of athletes but were not prepared to be hit like the Eagles played. Lexington shut them out and scored in every quarter for a 24-0 win.

Refugio was the next ballyhooed team to be destroyed by the Mean Green. The Bobcats had played all their games in South Texas and had not played anyone with any power until they played Poth and Schulenburg, both of which they could have lost. Lexington hit them harder and played better defense plus the Eagle offense bombed them to death in a 45-24 win.

Unheralded Idalou was next. With injuries mounting from a long season and a very fine opponent the Eagles fell short of their goal losing 20-3 in the final game played in Mansfield.

The volleyball team had its ups and downs. The team had some major distractions during the season and had to be restructured on the fly during the season.

Basketball for the boys was much the same as the girls. Injuries from football and some defections during the season made what was a promising season into a building for next year’s team. For the girls, Lexington basketball was good. The girls finished the season 20- 12 with a 7-7 record in district play. The girls were just a couple of points and a couple of breaks from the state playoffs.

In the spring both ball teams went to the playoffs. Both lost in the first round but both have bright futures with a plethora of young, capable, talented players in the Mean Green stable.

Golf and tennis made good showings for Lexington. Kaelan Blok qualified for regional in golf and Blok and Mackenzie Brown won district and regional to make it to state. They lost to the defending state champions in the first round.

All in all, Lexington athletics had a great year.

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