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2011-09-08 / Sports

Eagle JV Trims the Apaches

by Mark Strain


Lexington JV Eagle Andrew Lane is taken down by three Apaches. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington JV Eagle Andrew Lane is taken down by three Apaches. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The Lexington JV Eagles headed south to take on Gonzales on Thursday September 1st, in Apache Stadium. The Eagles took the opening kick off and slowly drove the ball down the field advancing it 50 more yards while consuming nearly all of the first period. Gonzales finally held and forced the Eagles to punt. The punt was fielded by the Apache player at the 5 yard line. He shook a tackle, ran into the end zone, shook another tackle and made it back to the 5 yard line before being brought down. With 4 seconds left on the clock, #55 Cameron Janda tackled the Apache running back in the end zone for an apparent safety, which was nullified by a penalty against Lexington. The first quarter ended 0-0.

The start of the second had Lexington forcing a punt by Gonzales. # 1 Corey Strain fielded the punt and tacked on a few yards allowing Lexington to take over at about the 50 yard line. The next series of plays had #44 Lechea Cooper ramble 15 yards; #10 W.E. Meuth on a QB keeper on the left side added 15 yards; #6 Andrew Lane tacked on 7 more and finally Meuth went left again capping the drive off with a touchdown. #45 Tyler Page went up the middle to add the 2 extra points. It was 8-0 Lexington with 3:42 in the half.


Lexington’s Corey Strain out jumps a Gonzales Apache and takes the ball to the endzone for a score. Lexington’s Corey Strain out jumps a Gonzales Apache and takes the ball to the endzone for a score. Lexington kicked off to Gonzales, but again the defense stepped up forcing the Apaches to punt giving Lexington the ball with 2 minutes left. On the third play of the series, #45 Tyler Page took a screen pass and ran 45 yards before being tackled at the 1 yard line. Next play Meuth punched it in for Lexington to go up 14-0. The extra point had Meuth throw a fade pass into the left corner of the end zone where #1 Corey Strain out jumped the Gonzales defense to make the play. The new score was 16-0. Lexington kicked off again and Gonzales had an incomplete pass before #55 Cameron Janda sacked the QB ending the first half.

The start of the third had Lexington kick the ball out of bounds. They backed up 5 and tried it again. The Apache return man caught the ball on the 25 yard line and went streaking down the side 75 yards to score their first points of the game. 16- 6 Lexington. The 2 point attempt was not successful. Gonzales kicked off to #3 Jamyon Scott who ran the ball back 18 yards. Like the first period, Lexington took the ball and slowly walked it down the field using most of the clock in the third period. Page added 20 yards, Cooper ran three times, Lane once and Meuth four times to get the ball on the Apaches 24 yard line with a 4th and 5 yards to go for Lexington. On the next play Meuth dropped back and hit Strain for a 24 yard touchdown completion. Page ran left for 2 more points making the score 24-6 Lexington with 1:19 left in the third. Lexington kicked off to Gonzales and the deep man bobbled the ball allowing Scott to get down field to make a good tackle. Two plays later and a minus 5 yards ended the third period.

The start of the fourth had the Apaches 2nd and 15 deep in their own territory. The first play of the fourth quarter and Gonzales threw a screen pass that went over 70 yards to score a touchdown. It was followed up with a QB keeper on the left to make the new score 24-14. Gonzales kicked off to Lexington’s Scott who returned it 17 yards. Once again Lexington started a slow sustained drive that eventually stalled forcing them to punt to Gonzales. Gonzales in turn started an ariel attack completing passes before Lexington’s Strain stepped in front of a receiver, intercepting it, giving the ball back to Lexington’s offense with 1: 32 left in the fourth. Lexington’s offense stalled and they punted back to Gonzales. Gonzales appeared to be having little success when they slipped a screen pass to the left side and went 86 yards to score again. The extra point attempt failed and with 1:02 left in the game the score had narrowed to 24-20 Lexington. Gonzales lined up for the kick off stacking their players tight. Lexington faced them 10 yards away with the “hands” team waiting. An onside kick went straight to #33 Walt Green who fell on the ball. QB Meuth took the next three snaps and took a knee ending the game with Lexington JV’s first win of the season 24-20.

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