Lexington Bombs Jarrell 68-28
Kogan Garrett had a phenomenal night accounting for 616 yards total offense. Garrett passed for 483 yards and five touchdowns. He ran for another 133 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Eagles amassed 766 yards total in the district opening game.
Lexington zipped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. The first score came on a hitch pass to Josh Murray, who took it the 40-yards for the score. Zach Lay toed the PAT for a 7-0 lead.
Jarrell went six and out in their turn with the football. The Cougars gained only 18 yards with their hurry-up offense.
Lexington took over with its second possession at their own 15-yard line. Garrett ran for 17 on the first play. A 29-yard pass to Murray moved the ball to the Jarrell 36. Jason Washington ran a reverse on the next play for the score. Lay added the PAT again.
A short kickoff was misplayed by Jarrell and Washington recovered for Lexington. Five plays later, Washington took a hand-off and scurried into the end zone for the score. Lay was true with his kick and a 21-0 Lexington lead.
Lexington let the big lead affect their focus. Jarrell scored 21- unanswered points to tie the game before the Eagles refocused. Garrett took the ball into the end zone from six yards out. Lay added the PAT for a 28-21 lead. Garrett passed to Washington for 39 yards and Lay added the PAT for a 35-21 lead.
Lexington continued their tradition of scoring just before halftime with an 86-yard TD completion to A.J. Flot with 0:49 seconds left in the first half. The kick failed and the score stood 41- 21 at halftime. Lay was short and wide to the right on a 36-yard field goal attempt with one second remaining in the half.
It appeared Jarrell might make another run after Lexington fumbled the ball on their first play of the second half. The Cougars scored in two plays to close to 41- 28. After a 31-yard rush, A.J. Flot fumbled the ball to Jarrell. Little did Jarrell know that would be their last hurrah of the night. Jarrell fumbled the ball back to Lexington on the next play. Four plays later, Garrett stepped into the end zone for his second score of the night. Lay got back on track with his PAT kick. Lexington was up 48-28.
On Jarrell’s next possession, Jason Washington intercepted an errant Cougar pass. It took Lexington three plays to go the 70 yards. Donnie Havard took a pass for 43 yards, A.J. Flot toted the pigskin for 13 yards, and then Garrett hit Collin Wiggins with a 14-yard TD pass. The fake on the PAT failed leaving the score 54- 28.
After the score, Jarrell couldn’t move the football, so a punt ensued. This time the three Lexington plays covered 85 yards for the score. A penalty on Jarrell moved the ball 15 yards. A Garrett scramble netted 14, a fumble lost three, and a 67-yard pass-run play from Garrett to Washington put the points on the board. Lay’s kick was good for a 61-28 Lexington lead.
The rest of the third and fourth quarters were mostly running plays as the coaches tried to get the football marathon over. Stevie Burleson scored on a short run and Lay toed the PAT for the 68-28 final score.
Defensively,Antonio Washington led the defense with 10 tackles, a forced fumble, and three quarterback pressures. Josh Murray had 7 tackles, a QB pressure, a pass break up, and a fumble recovery. Oscar Sauceda had nine tackles and three QB pressures. Colin Wiggins had six tackles and two pass break-ups. Jason Washington had three tackles, two pass break-ups, an interception, and a fumble recovery. Donnie Havard and Austin Smith each intercepted Jarrell aerials.