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2011-10-06 / Sports

Eagle JV Bombs Rosebud-Lott

by Mike Organ


Lexington’s Jason Dube (75) makes the stop on the Cougar ball carrier. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington’s Jason Dube (75) makes the stop on the Cougar ball carrier. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Six different players scored touchdowns and extra points as the Eagle JV blasted Rosebud-Lott 46-0. Corey Strain had two touchdowns, and Lachea Cooper, Tyler Page, Andrew Lane, and W.E. Meuth added one each. Jamyon Scott, Page, Cooper and Lane each added a two-point PAT.

Strain continued his big game with an interception, plus six tackles and a quarterback sack. Cameron Janda also had a big defensive game with six tackles and a sack. Jakob Moreland also had six tackles in the game. Gabriel McMahon was in on five stops of the young Cougars. Martin Solis had four tackles, and Jason Dube, Hunter Wilson and Noble Little had three each. Others making tackles were: Brad Campbell, Jamyon Scott, Jason Handrick, Caleb Braziel, and Ryan Brower. Walt Green had an interception he returned 60 yards. Moreland and McMahon had fumble recoveries in the game.


Lechea Cooper is seen on a nice run during the JV win over Rosebud Lott last Thursday. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lechea Cooper is seen on a nice run during the JV win over Rosebud Lott last Thursday. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Offensively Cooper had 47 yards rushing, Lane 99 yards, Scott 12 yards, Green 60 yards, Meuth gained 115 yards, Strain 25 yards, and Page 51 yards.

The following is Dr. Mark Strain’s “play by play” of the JV action:

The Lexington Junior Varsity Football team traveled to Rosebud-Lott to take on the Cougars on Thursday September 29, 2011. Lexington won the coin toss and deferred to the second half sending the Cougars back to receive the kick off. #45 Tyler Page got things started by kicking the ball deep where the Cougars returned it to their own 38 yard line. Rosebud-Lott’s first play was an incomplete pass. They followed it up with a play that saw Lexington’s #72 Gabriel McMahon rush through the line and drop the quarterbackfora5yardloss. With third and 15 the Cougar QB was sent scrambling and eventually fumbled the ball and Lexington recovered on the Rosebud-Lott 47 yard line. The Eagles started with a nice 12 yard run by #44 Lechea Cooper that was called back for holding. The next play was Cooper again for 4 and an added 15 more for a Rosebud-Lott face mask penalty. #45 Tyler Page took the next hand off left for 9 yards. A three back set saw the ball go to #2 Noble Little good for 3 yards. Four more running plays of 3, 1, 2, and -1 yards sent the Eagles to the air. #3 Jamyon Scott caught the first one for 5 then the next pass fell incomplete before #1 Corey Strain scored the first points of the gamewitha5yardcompletion. A screen pass to #45 Tyler Page added 2 more making the score 8-0 with 3:15 left in the first. #45 Tyler Page kicked the ball off again and the Cougars started their second drive on their own 40 yard line. First play of the drive had Lexington’s Strain blitz the QB and tackle him for a ten yard loss. The second play of the drive had Lexington’s defensive end # 55 Cameron Janda drop the Cougar QB for another yard loss. The third play went for a one yard loss as well forcing the Cougars to punt. A 30 yard punt was concluded when a Lexington player kicked the ball on the ground and Rosebud-Lott recovered on the Eagle 46 yard line. First play of the extended drive had #1 Strain blitz again this time batting the ball incomplete. A five yard penalty against Lexington, an incomplete pass and another sack of the QB for 5 yards and Rosebud-Lott punted the ball away where Lexington took over on their own 10 yard line. #45 Page took the ball 8 yards to end the first quarter.


Alberto Lara, 8th grade Eagle, is seen getting upended on a tackle as he tried to carry the ball further downfield. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Alberto Lara, 8th grade Eagle, is seen getting upended on a tackle as he tried to carry the ball further downfield. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. 
Hunter Wilson and Corey Strain break up a Cougar pass play attempt. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Hunter Wilson and Corey Strain break up a Cougar pass play attempt. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The second quarter had Lexington go 3 and out and punting the ball where the Cougars started on the Lexington 46 yard line. Rosebud-Lott in turn went 3 and out and punted the ball. When Rosebud-Lott punted, the ball went straight up in the air, came down hit the ground and took a backwards bounce before being downed by the Cougars. Net gain on the punt was - 10 yards and the Eagles took over on the Cougar 45 yard line. The Eagles took all of two plays to score, a 20 yard run by #1 W.E. Meuth and then a 30 yard pass good for another touchdown to Strain. A timely block by Lechea Cooper allowed #45 Tyler Page to add two more points and a new score of 16-0 Lexington with 6:16 left in the half. With a strong south wind, Tyler Page kicked off again and the Cougars started on their own 20 yard line after the touchback. Rosebud Lott’s next drive lasted two plays. The first play was an incomplete pass. The second play had #75 Jason Dube, #55 Janda, #4 Hunter Wilson and #1 Strain blitz the QB resulting in a fumble and the Eagles’ ball on the Cougars’ 16 yard line. #44 Cooper took two plays to score the next touchdown for Lexington. #3 Jamyon Scott caught the ball in the end zone for 2 more and with 5:07 left in the half the new score had Lexington over Rosebud Lott 24-0. Tyler Page kicked it deep again, the Cougars returned it 31 yards but a tripping flag pushed them back to their own 26 yard line. The Cougars started off with two running plays of -1 and -4 yards before going to the air. The passing game went for 25, 8, and 0 yards before the next pass was picked off by Lexington’s #33 Walt Green who returned it 50 yards to the Rosebud-Lott 11 yard line. Cooper with 3, a dropped ball that was recovered by Lexington, incomplete pass, 5 more yards and finally #45 Page pushed it over to score. The two point conversion pass was no good and with 5 seconds left in the half Lexington was leading 30-0. Lex- ington attempted an on-side kick, but the ball did not go the required 10 yards and Rosebud-Lott took over for one play. Their one play consisted of #75 Jason Dube sacking the QB to end the half.


Caitlin Sherrill 
PHOTO BY KELLY MEYER. Caitlin Sherrill PHOTO BY KELLY MEYER. 
Mysten Moffett 
PHOTO BY KELLY MEYER. Mysten Moffett PHOTO BY KELLY MEYER. 
Kristen Boettcher 
PHOTO BY KELLY MEYER. Kristen Boettcher PHOTO BY KELLY MEYER. Lexington’s #6 Andrew Lane took the opening kick off at their own 10 yard line, made a few moves and proceeded to run the ball back 90 yards to score. A screen pass to Cooper made the new score 38-0 with 9:41 left in the third. Tyler Page kicked off and Rosebud-Lott returned the kick to their own 34 yard line. The Cougar’s new possession lasted for one play before #1 Strain stepped in front of the pass and picked it off handing the ball back to Lexington’s offense on the Cougar 34 yard line. Two plays later and Meuth scrambled for 28 yards to score again. #6 Lane took a pitch out to the right and tacked on 2 points. 46-0 with 7:51 left in the third. Lexington kicked off and Rosebud Lott took over on their 48 yard line. The Cougar play selection this time was good for -4, -3 an incomplete pass and a punt. The Eagles took over on their 33 yard line. With a comfortable lead, Lexington started a running game and only snapped the ball with seconds left on the play clock. With running plays of 14 yards by Meuth, 11 from Page and 0, -1 and 3 yards the ball lay on the Cougar 1 yard line on 4th and goal. Lexington direct snapped the ball to the running back who dropped the ball, picked it up but was tackled three yards deep turning the ball over on downs to the Cougars. First and ten on the Cougar 4 yard line. Meanwhile, the clock was running not even stopping on turn overs. Two plays later with gang tackling by Lexington, and the third quarter ended.


Rebecca French Lexington High School Principal and Chief Cheerleader for the Mighty Eagle Teams - all of them! 
PHOTO BY KELLY MEYER. Rebecca French Lexington High School Principal and Chief Cheerleader for the Mighty Eagle Teams - all of them! PHOTO BY KELLY MEYER. The fourth quarter saw Rosebud- Lott with a third and 8. The next play was met at the line of scrimmage by Lexington’s #40 Jakob Moreland. Rosebud-Lott lined up to punt, the Lexington coaches were yelling, “Don’t block it!” The ball was kicked straight up and came down 12 yards down the field where a Lexington Eagle touched the ball allowing Rosebud- Lott to recover on their 19 yard line to keep their drive going. Rosebud- Lott went 0, 6, 1, 4 and then a back up the middle ran for 22 yards before the Lexington safety #1 Strain could pull him down. The next snap and Rosebud Lott fumbled and #40 Moreland recovered for Lexington. Lexington ran #3 Scott in to take a direct snap twice, #45 Page took a direct snap once and then #44 Cooper took a direct snap once all combined for about 6 yards, but enough time to run the clock out ending the game, Lexington over Rosebud-Lott 46-0.

Defensively for Lexington, #72 Gabriel McMahon and #75 Jason Dube played very well for the Eagles in their win.

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