Lexington 8th Grade Looms Over Bruceville-Eddy
The 8th grade game started with Lexington receiving the kickoff on the Lexington 45 yard line. Two plays into the night and Lexington’s QB #8 Alberto Lara popped loose for 50 yards and a first and goal on the 5 yard line. Three plays later, Lara scored. A pass out to the right flats was caught by #10 Jay Cooper , but went short of the goal line, giving Lexington a 6-0 lead. A Lexington kickoff gave Bruceville-Eddy the ball on their own 38 yard line. Two completed pass plays out to the left side of the Bruceville-Eddy line had the Lexington coaching staff making changes. They began to stunt the left corner back in for a blitz, while rolling the safety over to cover. This stopped the Bruceville-Eddy pass, who ran right for 28 yards and their first touchdown of the night. The QB fumbled the 2 point conversion and so the score was tied at 6- 6. Lexington’s second drive started out on their own 39 yard line. The first two plays were high snaps sailing over the QB’s head. The third play was a completed pass to #21 Cameron Allen for 9 yards, ending the first quarter.
The second quarter had Lexington advancing the ball down the field until #8 Lara was able to punch the ball across on a ten yard run. Off tackle right for 2 more and Lexington led Bruceville-Eddy 14-6. Bruceville- Eddy took the kickoff and went right 67 yards before Lexington’s #38 Cody Mitchell made the stop on the 9 yard line. Four plays later, including a false start, Bruceville-Eddy passed into the end zone to score again. A running back sweep to the right was good for 2 points and the score was tied at 14- 14.
Bruceville-Eddy kicked off to a waiting #8 Lara who was able to return the ball 35 yards to get Lexington to the Bruceville-Eddy 47 yard line. With 2:34 left in the half, #8 Lara went 29 yards off left tackle to extend Lexington’s scoring. The extra point try was no good, resulting in a new score of 20-14, Lexington. Bruceville- Eddy took over on their own 33 yard line. On the first play from the line of scrimmage, Lexington’s #75 Tristin Lagrone met the Bruceville-Eddy running back with a huge hit for a three yard loss. Bruceville-Eddy continued with a steady march and with 4 seconds left in the half they were faced with a fourth and 18 on the Lexington 33 yard line. An incomplete pass finished the half with Lexington ahead.
The third period started with Bruceville-Eddy on their own 30 yard line. As the Golden Eagles were driving the ball, a reverse play went for 50 yards and an apparent touchdown; however, a flag on the play brought the ball back. On the 35 yard line with a second and five, Bruceville-Eddy ran up the middle into a pile of Lexington defenders. Lexington’s #8 Lara came busting out of the pile with the ball in his hands. He was brought down on the Bruceville-Eddy 44 yard line, where Lexington’s offense took over. On a second and two, Lara went 50 yards to score again. Lara trapped left for 2 more points and the Green and Gold Eagles increased their lead to 28-14. Bruceville-Eddy took the kickoff to their own 38 yard line, where they started their next drive that lasted into the fourth quarter.
At the start of the fourth, Lexington held and the ball turned over on downs at the Bruceville-Eddy 41 yard line. Lexington went to a ground game to run time off the clock. The drive concludedwitha4yardtouchdown run by #10 Jay Cooper. A high snap over the QB’s head doomed the extra point, keeping the score at 34-14 Lexington. With time running out in the game, Bruceville-Eddy started a two minute drive that ran all the time off of the clock and the game ended with a Lexington win and a score of 34-14.