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2011-09-22 / Sports

Seventh Grade Football Action

by Mark Strain


Antonio Scott carries the ball for the Eagle 7th grade team, while several of his teammates keep the path clear for his passage. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Antonio Scott carries the ball for the Eagle 7th grade team, while several of his teammates keep the path clear for his passage. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The Lexington 7th grade football team had their home game debut against the Navarro Panthers on Thursday, September 15th. They were coming off their first win and hoping to add to their young success.

Lexington kicked off to the Panthers to start the game. They attempted an onside kick, but Navarro covered well and took over. The first two plays for Navarro were false starts and they started moving backwards.

After working out their problems, the Panthers changed course and went down the field to score 6 points on a 12 yard run. The extra point attempt failed. The game was 6- 0 Navarro. Lexington finally touched the ball on offense for the first time with l:28 in the first quarter. The play went back and forth until 1:12 left in the second when Lexington’s #17 punched it in to tie the score 6-6.

Lexington kicked back to Navarro, hoping to go into half time tied, but the Panthers scampered 45 yards to score again, making the half time score 12-6 Navarro.

The start of the third period had Lexington receive the kickoff, only to stall and force a punt to Navarro. Navarro’s first play went for 50 yards down the right side for another Panther TD and a two point conversion. 20-6 Navarro. Navarro kicked the ball deep, putting Lexington on the 20 yard line with 80 yards to go. And go they did, scoring after a long drive with four nice long runs, including the last one of 30 yards by QB Nick Dillon. #17 trapped left for two more points, making the new score 20-14 Navarro late in the third period. The fourth period had Navarro in and out and Lexington driving until a confused QB/ running back combination put the ball on the field that was recovered by the Panthers. The Panthers started moving until Lexington had them 4th and 2 on the Lexington 48 yard line when the Navarro back shot up the middle 48 yards to score the last points of the night. Lexington 7th grade team showed defense and the ability to move the ball, but eventually ran out of time and came up short 26-14.

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