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2011-11-03 / Sports

Rogers Versus Lexington

by Mike Organ

Just like the last few years, the Lexington- Rogers game will decide the district championship. A Lexington win will make them the #1 playoff representative and co-champions. Texas Football picked this to be the game of the week in the 2A state back in May. A Rogers win will put them as #1 and district champion. The #1 team will get a first round bye in the playoffs. Franklin will be the third place representative if they beat Bruceville-Eddy Friday night. If BE happens to win, then there would be a three-way tie for third place and we will let the coaches figure that one out.

Rogers offense has been prolific this season. Rogers is averaging 54.7 points per game this season. Cody Weir is the leading rusher for the Black Eagles. Rogers was 10-2 last season, losing only to Lexington and West Rusk. Quarterback was going to be a problem for Rogers, but Cody Richmond has done an excellent job of operating the offense. Ricky Campos is an excellent compliment to Weir. In addition to the excellent running backs, Rogers offensive line does a great job of opening holes for the running backs to get into the secondary.

Defensively, Rogers has experience, but has given up a total 254 points thus far this season. That is an average of 28.2 a game. Twice this season the defense has given up 42 points in a game. Both times the prolific offense bailed them out. A 43-42 win over Mart and a 46-42 win over Franklin were the instances.

The Playoff Picture

Scenario 1- Lexington #1 –a bye. Rogers plays either Italy, Centerville, or Buffalo. Franklin could play anyone in the district. Centerville plays Italy in the last game. Centerville has a loss to Buffalo, so a loss to Italy could move into third place because of the loss to Buffalo. But….. if Buffalo loses this week they will be 2-3 in district. Leon, Blooming Grove, and Axtell are 1-3. Buffalo plays Axtell and Blooming Grove and Leon play. An Axtell win and the winner of BG and Leon would give a 3-way tie for third. What a mess it could be!!!

Scenario 2-Rogers #1. See above and switch Lexington and Rogers.

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