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2011-11-10 / Sports

Lexington’s 8th Grade Roughs Up Rogers

by Mark Strain


Lexington 8th Grade Eagle, Alberto Lara, is seen carrying the ball for one of his four TD’s against Rogers, one of which was called back. 
PHOTO BYMARKSTRAIN. Lexington 8th Grade Eagle, Alberto Lara, is seen carrying the ball for one of his four TD’s against Rogers, one of which was called back. PHOTO BYMARKSTRAIN. The 8th grade Lexington Eagles stepped out onto Rogers’ stadium for the last time as Lexington Middle School Football players. Both teams tried their hand at a running game and both defenses held strong in the first quarter, which ended 0-0.

In the second quarter, Rogers mounted a drive that eventually wound up in the Lexington end zone to give Rogers a 6-0 lead. Lexington started their first drive of the quarter on the Rogers 47 yard line. A 17 yard sweep led by #10JayCooperanda6yardrun by #8 Alberto Lara and Lexington tied the game 6-6. Lara went left for 3 yards on the conversion, giving Lexington the lead 8-6. Lexington kicked deep and Rogers stuck to their running game until there were 38 seconds left in the half. The QB was hit and fumbled the ball and Lexington’s #38 Cameron Mireles recovered for Lexington on the Rogers 21 yard line. With 12 seconds left in the half, Lara went 18 yards for another Lexington TD and the half ended with the score14- 6 Lexington.

The third quarter started with Lexington kicking off to the Rogers 28 yard line. The Lexington defense held and forced Rogers to punt. Rogers held Lexington and forced Lexington to punt. Lexington once again held and the ball turned over on downs. On Lexington’s next drive, a 40 yard Lara touchdown run was called back for a flag. The third quarter ended with Lexington once again moving the ball.

With the start of the fourth quarter, the two most common scenarios for both teams was “First and Ten” and “Fourth and Ten”. Despite the scoring, the game was a pure defensive match. In Lexington’s first possession of the fourth, #10 Cooper trapped up the middle for a nice 30 yard run. #10 Cooper took a direct snap and finally punched the ball across to score again for Lexington and the score was 20-6 Lexington. Rogers started their first drive of the fourth on their own 38 yard line and drove it down to the Lexington 30 yard line before the ball was fumbled and recovered by #8 Lara. On the next drive, #8 Lara went for 60 yards and another score and Lexington was up 26-6, where the game ended for the Green Eagle win.

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