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2011-10-06 / Sports

Eagles Find Rosebud a Thorn

by Mike Organ


Will Holcomb tries to block a Rosebud-Lott punt late in the game. Holcomb had partially blocked a punt earlier in the game. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Will Holcomb tries to block a Rosebud-Lott punt late in the game. Holcomb had partially blocked a punt earlier in the game. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The Rosebud- Lott Cougars stuck a thorn in the Lexington Eagles Homecoming with a 14-13 win. The Cougars scored early and then held on for the win. Lexington mounted several serious charges, but fell short each time.

RL started well, taking the opening kickoff and marching 41 yards on nine plays before the drive stalled at the Lexington 20- yard line. The drive was aided by an off-sides call against Lexington on a third and nine play.

Lexington went six and out on their first possession of the game. The possession was low-lighted by a fake punt on fourth down that gave RL the football on the Lexington 35-yard line. It took RL six plays to go the distance. A 23- yard dash up the middle by the Cougars’ Danny Mitchell capped the possession. The PAT kick was wide, leaving the score 6-0 RL.


Josh Murray seems to have a touchdown catch, but it wasn’t to be. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Josh Murray seems to have a touchdown catch, but it wasn’t to be. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. After the kickoff, Lexington went three and out followed by a 10-yard punt. RL took the ball at midfield. An incomplete pass on first down was followed by a quarterback dash to the end zone. The PAT pass was successful to give RL a 14-0 lead. The rest of the scoring would be by Lexington.

Lexington was finally able to get on the board with 1:28 left in the first half on a pass from Kogan Garrett to a wide open Jason Washington. The PAT kick was wide leaving the score 14-6 in favor of RL at halftime as the Cougars were able to run out the clock.

The Eagles won the coin toss and deferred their choice until the second half. The Eagles received the second half kickoff. It took the Eagles eight plays to get to the end zone. Garrett rushed for 10 yards, 15 yards, and six yards, setting up the touchdown pass. The pass went from Garrett to Zach Lay in the corner of the end zone.


Kogan Garrett scrambles to his left, trying to get a pass to a receiver. 
PHOTO BYMIKE ORGAN. Kogan Garrett scrambles to his left, trying to get a pass to a receiver. PHOTO BYMIKE ORGAN. Lay’s PAT kick was good to make the score 14-13 Rosebud- Lott, with 9:22 left in the third quarter. Little did anyone know that would be the last score of the game, least of all, the Lexington faithful.

The Lexington defense played a good game as they allowed RL only 166 yards for the night. 73 of those yards came on the two scoring plays. The rest of the game the Cougars could only gain 93 yards. Antonio Washington, Josh Murray, Eriq Mitchell, and Oscar Sauceda had good games on defense. Murray and Jason Washington had interceptions for the Eagle D, with Murray returning his 23 yards.

The Eagles are now 4-2 for the season and 1-1 in district play.

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