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Eagles Continue on Championship Row

Secured Regional Semi-Finals in Win Over Franklin


Eriq Mitchell stiff arms a would-be tackler as he heads to the end zone for another Eagle score. He has just caught a pass from QB Kogan Garrett. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Eriq Mitchell stiff arms a would-be tackler as he heads to the end zone for another Eagle score. He has just caught a pass from QB Kogan Garrett. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Last Friday night, the Lexington Eagles continued on their trek toward another long run in the playoffs, with the State Championship in their cross hairs. They defeated the Franklin Lions 23- 13 Friday night at A& M Consolidated High School in the Regional Semi-Final contest. This was the second time this season the Eagles have beaten the Lions. The first win propelled Lexington into the playoffs, the second moved Lexington into the Regional final game against Arp. Lexington won the first game by nine points; the second by 10.

All the Eagles had a stellar evening, and Mike Organ writes in today’s paper, “Tyler Meyer had an outstanding game for the Eagles on defense with 17 tackles, two for losses. Josh Murray not only had large yardage on offense, he was in on 15 tackles. Eriq Mitchell had a good game with 13 stops. Antonio Washington had his usual solid game with 11 tackles as the Lions chose to run away from him. Todd Glass and Will Holcomb with nine tackles each, played important parts in the Eagle victory.”

Lexington will face the Arp Tigers for the Region III championship Friday night at Waco ISD Stadium. Game time will be 7:30. A community-wide pep rally, sponsored by the Lexington Athletic Association, is planned for this Thursday night at 7 p.m. on the Square.

In addition to the pep rally, a chartered bus has been reserved to take people to the game for $25 per person. However, more people need to sign up to guarantee the bus. Anyone wanting to take the bus to the game are asked to call 979-773-2346 or 979-773-4337 to secure a seat on the bus.

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