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2012-02-09 / Sports

UIL Realignment Burns up the Roads Lady Eagles Fall to Cameron

What were they thinking?
by Mike Organ
by Mike Organ

UIL announced the district realignments last week, and all I can ask is, “ What were they thinking!!!!???”

The easy answer is: they weren’t. Lexington’s new district for the 2012-2013 football seasons is: Rogers, Jarrell, Blanco, Johnson City, Schulenburg, and Universal City Randolph. This will be District 14- 2A- DII. Lexington, Rogers, Blanco, Schulenburg, and Johnson City made the playoffs in 2011.

For all other sports, Lexington will be assigned to District 22-2A which is: Academy, Rogers, Jarrell, Rosebud-Lott, Florence, Salado, and Cameron. That is going to be a pretty tough nut, also.

What is this going to do to the under football programs? UC Randolph and Navasota don’t have Junior High programs to play against other schools on the schedule. Are the school administrators going to let Jr. High and JV teams travel two and a half to three hours on a school night to play ball? In a time of tightening budgets, what will this do to travel?


Lexington’s Mackenzie Brown and the Cameron defender are testing each other. 
PHOTO BYMIKEORGAN. Lexington’s Mackenzie Brown and the Cameron defender are testing each other. PHOTO BYMIKEORGAN. On top of this, due to Lexington’s success in the past few years, nearby coaches don’t want to schedule Lexington for fear of getting beat or beat up. Hence, our non-district schedule as of last Friday night is: Crockett, Cameron, Franklin, and Navasota. That means only Jarrell and Universal City Randolph are the teams Lexington will play next year that did not make the playoffs in football.

According to Coach Holcomb, Thorndale dropped us for the first week so they could play DeLeon. Instead of driving 22 miles to Lexington, they want to drive 158 miles to DeLeon. That just doesn’t make sense. Band aids don’t cost that much.

Think we have it bad? Think about Rogers going to UC Randolph (145 miles through Austin at rush hour) and Schulenburg to Blanco and Johnson City. Someone at UIL must have stock in ExxonMobil.


Madison Bexley prepares to change direction of her dribble. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Madison Bexley prepares to change direction of her dribble. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Giddings gets to go south with Cuero, LaGrange, Gonzales, Smithville, and Yoakum. Not quite as cozy as the old district, but still a lot closer than Lexington’s district.

For the second time this week, the Lady Eagles got off to a woeful start. Lexington had only a free throw, by Mackenzie Brown, in the first quarter until Miranda Jones made a two-point shot with 2:35 showing on the clock. Brown later made a twisting lay up for another two in the first period.

In the second period, Lexington could only manage a running hook shot by Madison Bexley the entire quarter. The Lady Eagles went to halftime trailing 23-7.

Lexington improved in the third quarter, winning the third period 11-10. Meghann Wrinkle made a deuce, and Brown followed with a three to close at 23-12. Brown dropped another to get the score to 23-15. Kasey Smith made a free throw. The score stood 33- 18 at the end of the third.


Christin Schneider looks to pass the ball. 
PHOTO BYMIKEORGAN. Christin Schneider looks to pass the ball. PHOTO BYMIKEORGAN. Lexington continued to hustle, but Cameron kept getting close in baskets as their offense opened up the post players. Lexington got more threes from Brown and Christin Schneider, but it wasn’t enough to close the gap. Cameron won 46-33.

The Lexington JV girls beat Cameron 36-28 as they closed out their home season with a win. Bliss Brewer led the team with 10 points.

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