Lexington Shows Well in 3-Way Scrimmage
Lexington was the class act in a three-way scrimmage between Mart, Groesbeck, and the Eagles. Lexington scored on Groesbeck and Mart in the air and on the ground. Kogan Garrett hit Josh Murray for one of their patented slip screens for a 60+yard score. Eriq Mitchell broke up the middle on a keeper as he worked at the number two quarterback position. These were just a couple of the scores Lexington made in the controlled scrimmage.
Lexington also scored twice in the 30 minute ‘ real’ game scrimmage. This was different, because if the offense made a first down, a new defensive team took the field. If you scored a touchdown, the defensive team became the offense and the third team defense took the field. The Eagles scored twice in this program, Mart scored once, and Groesbeck once.
The Eagle defense played better this week against better competition. There were still a couple of breakdowns in pass coverage and a missed tackle or two. Lexington allowed Mart a score on a flare pass out of the backfield with the receiver making a great move just as he received the ball.
The one area where Lexington is vulnerable is depth. This week was especially taxing as Logan Meuth was lost for the season with surgery to repair a torn ACL. During the early part of the scrimmage, Donnie Havard hurt his arm, with the length of loss undetermined. Havard will miss the opening game with Smithville.
The Eagle offensive line is coming around. Garrett was rushed and harassed early in the scrimmage but was able to set back and pick out the open receiver later as the offensive line picked up the defensive charges. Running backs also had some room to run as the night progressed.
Coach Jason Holcomb said, “We started slow, but finished strong. We missed some assignments early in the scrimmage but got them worked out. Our first pass play was set up; we just missed getting a TD on it. Our effort was great.” He also said he did not know the prognosis on Havard.