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2011-09-22 / Sports

Lexington Middle School Football

by Mark Strain


Lexington 8th Grade football player, Jay Cooper (10) is looking for room to run. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington 8th Grade football player, Jay Cooper (10) is looking for room to run. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The Lexington Middle School Eagles went to Academy Thursday September 8th, to take on the Bumble Bees. This was the first game of the season for the middle school and the first game ever for the new 7th grade Eagles.

The 7th grade team made their debut with a 16-0 win. Coach Muhl stated that the score does not represent the caliber of athletes in the 7th grade, as there are so many boys playing that the biggest obstacle of the night was making sure everybody got some playing time. He went on to say that the starters of the 7th grade team have the ability to score a lot of points over this year’s season. Congratulations to the 7th grade Eagles and their first win.

The 8th grade team had a different story. For the first three quarters of the game, the points were scored exclusively by Academy. With third and long, 15 seconds left on the clock in the third and Academy leading 20-0, Lexington QB Alberto Lara went left for 30 yards to score Lexington’s first points. Lara followed the touchdown up with a pass to #2 Vance Kassner to make the score 20-8. In the fourth period the ball went back and fourth until 1:21 left in the game when Lexington’s #21 Cameron Allen took the hand off 14 yards to score again. The extra point attempt failed making the new score 20-14 Academy. Lexington tried an onside kick, but the kick went out of bounds giving the ball back to the Bees. On the very next play the Academy back went up the middle shaking off would-be tackles to go 60 yards to score the final points for the night. In the end, a good effort was made by the 8th grade Eagles, but falling short to Academy 26-14.

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