2011-11-03 / Sports

Lexington Stops Bruceville-Eddy

by Mike Organ

How many defenders does it take to tackle Josh Murray? PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. How many defenders does it take to tackle Josh Murray? PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington stopped the Bruceville-Eddy Eagles Friday night and qualified for the state playoffs. This will be the third consecutive year Lexington has been in the playoffs. The Eagles have been in the playoffs nine of Holcomb’s 12 years as head coach.

Lexington was led by quarterback Kogan Garrett who rushed for three touchdowns and passed for three. Garrett had 288 yards total offense for the game.

Lexington started early in their playoff effort. Josh Murray returned the opening kick off to the 40-yard line. A.J. Flot carried on first down for 21 yards. Kogan Garrett passed to Jason Washington for 11 and then kept the ball for nine yards more. Flot then carried for eight yards. Garrett zipped in from 24 yards out for the first score. The PAT kick failed and Lexington led 6-0.

BE answered quickly, starting at their own 30-yard line. Seven plays is all they needed to cover the 70 yards. BE too, missed the PAT kick to tie the score at six.

Colt Sunvison pulls down a Bruceville-Eddy ballcarrier. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Colt Sunvison pulls down a Bruceville-Eddy ballcarrier. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington’s next possession should have started at the Green 40-yard line, but a holding penalty moved it back to the 30. Running plays moved the ball down the field to the 44-yard line. Garrett fired a strike to Murray as he finished cruising into the end zone. The PAT run failed.

On the second play after the kick off, Kevin Letbetter pulled the ball away from the BE runner and Antonio Washington recovered the ball. Six plays later Lexington punted the ball back to BE. The teams traded futility the next two times each had the ball. The punters got plenty of action.

After Jason Washington returned a punt to the Lexington 35, the Mean Green put together another drive. After a 11-yard pass from Garrett to Murray, it took runs of 10 and 15 by Flot, then Garrett took over with runs of nine, 10, nine, and the final one. Garrett then passed to Murray for the PAT to give Lexington a 20-6 halftime lead.

BE came out fired up after halftime and started moving the ball. Zach Lay stopped the drive with an interception at the Lexington 35. From there, BE got penalized for 10 yards. Garrett rushed for 26 yards. Flot rushed for five and Garrett ran the final nine yards. The PAT pass failed with the score at 26-6.

After a three-and-out by BE, Lexington started another drive. Garrett to Lay for 11 got it going. Garrett to Washington for 35 finished it. Lay toed the PAT Lexington led 33-6.

The next Lexington score came on an A.J. Flot drive. He carried for 14, 1,0, and 30 for the score. Lay again toed the PAT to make the score 40-6.

The next Lexington drive lasted four plays after Josh Murray recovered a BE fumble at the BE 40. The last play was a juggling catch by Zach Lay to complete a 27-yard scoring play. The PAT kick was blocked.

BE added a meaningless score with 1:14 left in the game.

Defensively for Lexington, Todd Glass continues to shine in district play. He added 12 tackles to his total against BE. Tyler Meyer led the team in tackles with 13 stops. Oscar Sauceda continues to improve at defensive end with 7 tackles. Antonio Washington had eight tackles to go with his fumble recovery. Ray Gardner had five tackles and a sack of the quarterback.

The Eagle defense did not stop BE cold, but controlled them the entire game.

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