2011-12-08 / Front Page

Lexington vs. Refugio in 2011 Semi-Final Championship Contest

by Mike Organ

Lexington QB is seen scoring again in the Eagle win over Arp. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington QB is seen scoring again in the Eagle win over Arp. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The Lexington Eagles football team has once again reached the semi-final championship contest in their quest for a state title. For the second year in a row, Lexington will face Refugio in this contest for 2A-DII. Lexington won in last year’s battle, sending the Eagles to the State Playoffs.

This year’s semi-final contest will be held at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio. A charter bus may be available to take local fans to the game.

Lexington earned a spot in this game by beating Arp in last week’s quarter-final game. It was Coach Jason Holcomb’s 100th win while head coach at LHS. Coach Kirk Muhl has been with him for all 100 wins and Coach Chris Koester has been there for 11 of the 12 years under Holcomb’s lead.

Lexington’s record going in to this game is 11-2. Refugio’s is 13- 0. Refugio was ranked #1 last season and is ranked #1 again this season. Lexington was the underdog last year and is the underdog this year. Lexington won in 2010; who will win in 2011?

This season, Refugio has gaudy statistics. They are averaging 61 points per game offensively, allowing only 9.5 points per game. The average win is by 51.5 points. The only question about the Refugio Bobcats is their strength of schedule. The toughest game they have had this season was with Rice Consolidated, where Refugio prevailed 26-7. Maxpreps, an online source for high school sport rankings, thought Sonora had a chance last week, picking the #1 team in the state to lose, which did not happen.

Refugio has not faced a team with as much offensive balance as Lexington. The Eagles pass and run with equal efficiency. The Bobcats will finish the season 13- 1 again this season as the Eagles prevail 35-21.

If you’d like to take the bus, for $17 a head, call Nancy Perry at 979-779-2346 or the Chamber Office at 979-773-4337. Fifty five seats must be reserved by Thursday afternoon to secure the bus.

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