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2012-05-24 / Sports

Eagles 7-on-7 Qualifies for State

by Mike Organ
by Mark Strain


Lexington’s Jason Washington protects the ball as he steams past one of his contenders at last week’s 7-on-7 tournament. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington’s Jason Washington protects the ball as he steams past one of his contenders at last week’s 7-on-7 tournament. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington defeated Academy, Florence and Rockdale to qualify for the 6th annual Division II (Class 1A-3A) Fox Sports Southwest 7-on-7 State Championship Tournament presented by Adidas and Academy Sports & Outdoors.

Lexington defeated Academy and Florence in pool play before losing to Navasota. The effort placed Lexington second in their pool with Navasota first. Rockdale won the other pool with Cameron finishing second. Navasota then played Cameron and Lexington played Rockdale in the qualifying matches. Lexington topped Rockdale 35-20 and Navasota beat Cameron 27-26. Lexington and Navasota were on their way to the state tourney.

All the Lexington players did an excellent job in the tourney. Kogan Garrett quarterbacked for the Eagles. He passed effectively to Jason Washington, Zach Lay, Eriq Mitchell, Todd Glass, W.E. Meuth, and Corey Strain. Nate Holcomb got a TD catch.


At the left, Todd Glass gets caught from behind. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. At the left, Todd Glass gets caught from behind. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Coach Jason Holcomb, an interested observer, said Cash Flot, Logan Meuth, and Strain played well on defense. The group not only has to catch passes but defend them as well.

The top two schools in the 16- team qualifying event advance to the state tournament July 19-20 at Texas A&M. The Lexington tournament is one of 16 qualifying events, held on high school campuses around the state, to determine the 32 teams that will play in the state championship tournament.

Thoughts on the Contest

Lexington played host to a state qualifying 7-on-7 tournament on Saturday May 19th. Eight teams were invited to participate, creating two brackets of four teams. The A bracket had Academy, Florence, Lexington and Navasota. The B bracket had Cameron, a new College Station start up High School, Rockdale and Trinity. At the end of bracket play, Navasota had defeated everyone in the A bracket and Lexington had beaten everybody but Navasota. In the B bracket, Rockdale went undefeated while Cameron won the other games. This set the stage for the qualifying matches. Number one Navasota from bracket A took on the number two team Cameron from bracket B. The number one Rockdale Tigers from bracket B took on the Lexington Eagles from bracket A. The winners of each contest would advance to state. Navasota easily defeated Cameron and Lexington jumped out on top of Rockdale to take a second place finish and an automatic bid to the State 7-on-7 Tournament to be held in College Station during the weekend of July 19th and 20th. The Lexington 7- on-7 team is coached by Mr. Chad Garrett.



Tyler Meyer defends a pass. 
PHOTO BYMARKSTRAIN. Tyler Meyer defends a pass. PHOTO BYMARKSTRAIN.

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