Eagles at State 7 on 7 Tourney
Lexington qualified in May for the state 7 on 7 competition. The Eagles were put into a very competitive pool with Melissa, the defending Class 2A Division I champion, and the winner of the Division II 7 on 7 last year. Also in the pool were Class A Iraan and LaMarque. After the pool play, Lexington, Melissa, and LaMarque all had 2-1 records. Melissa and LaMarque advanced to the championship bracket and Lexington was headed for the consolation bracket, due to the tiebreaker rules.
Lexington won two games in the 32 team consolation bracket before losing to 3A Boerne. The other three teams in Lexington’s pool lost in the first round of bracket play. Lexington was the only one to play on Saturday.
Pool Play - Lexington lost to Melissa 42-37 in the first match of pool play. Lexington defeated Iraan 46-21 in the second match. The Eagles then defeated LaMarque 44-34 in the last match of pool play. Melissa and LaMarque went to the Division II championship bracket, and Lexington moved to the consolation bracket with Iraan.
The Boerne Greyhounds nipped the Eagles 33-32 to get to the final four. Lexington’s tourney came to an end at the last second, as Boerne scored with just seconds left in the contest. Despite the loss, Lexington was headed home proud of their accomplishments in the sweltering heat of the two day tourney.
Kogan Garrett quarterbacked the Eagle team with Zach Lay, Jason Washington, Eriq Mitchell, Corey Strain, and Logan Meuth catching a lot of the passes. Todd Glass came from the tight end position to snare some Garrett tosses. Oscar Sauceda was the center the entire tourney for Lexington.
Others seeing playing time for the Eagles, either offensively or defensively, were: Jacob Warner, Andrew Lane, Marcus Cassassa, Kevin Letbetter, Jamyon Scott, Tyler Page, and Noble Little. The Mean Green crew played very well against (mostly) larger schools.
Chad Garrett, Tim Jones, and J.C. Washington coached the Eagles 7 on 7 team and did a great job, according to observers.
One drawback to the two day competition was that Corey Strain injured a knee in a non-contact cut, the severity of which is unknown.