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2012-10-04 / Sports

Lexington Jolts Jarrell 44-7

by Mike Organ


Jarrell’s quarterback managed to throw the ball, despite the fact that he was under duress from Lexington’s Tyler Meyer, Todd Glass, and Eriq Mitchell. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Jarrell’s quarterback managed to throw the ball, despite the fact that he was under duress from Lexington’s Tyler Meyer, Todd Glass, and Eriq Mitchell. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington had little trouble doing anything Friday night except kicking extra points. The Eagles scored early and often. The Eagles rushed for 232 yards and passed for 272 yards in their balanced attack. Kogan Garrett passed for all the aerial yards and Cash Flot led the rushing charge with 107 yards on nine carries.

Lexington took the opening kick off and marched 76 yards in seven plays to score. The first 48 yards were on the ground before Garrett found Jason Washington for a 28- yard scoring strike with 8:46 left in the first quarter. The first of seven PAT kicks was wide right.

Jarrell got a first down passing and Lexington received a personal foul flag before Logan Meuth intercepted a Jarrell aerial at the Lexington five yard line. Lexington started a 95-yard TD march that took six plays. Lexington mixed the plays on the drive. A pass to Logan Meuth netted 19 yards. Runs by Flot and Eriq Mitchell kept Jarrell honoring the run. Another pass, this time to Zach Lay got 11 steps. Jarrell received a personal foul step off of 15. Garrett hooked up with Washington again for 34 yards down to the Cougar 4. Mitchell then bulled in for the score. The second PAT kick failed.


Eriq Mitchell gets “horsecollared” by a Jarrell defender after missing a stiff arm. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Eriq Mitchell gets “horsecollared” by a Jarrell defender after missing a stiff arm. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Jarrell went three and out after the TD. They did get a great kick of 63 yards that went into the Lexington end zone. The Eagles started from their 20 with two minutes left in the first quarter. Seven plays and 80 yards later the Eagles scored again. Eriq Mitchell’s 29-yard rush and the Garrett/Washington connection for 27 yards were the big plays in the drive. The third PAT kick was wide of the uprights for an 18-0 lead with only 34 seconds gone in the second quarter.


Zach Lay stretches for a pass that was slightly overthrown. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Zach Lay stretches for a pass that was slightly overthrown. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The next Eagle score happened sooner than Jarrell expected. Washington intercepted a Jarrell pass and returned it 52 yards for a TD. London Jacob, the third Lexington kicker of the night, made the PAT kick as the Eagles got a Bronx cheer from the home crowd. Lexington led 25-0.

Jarrell went three and out again. For the Cougars, when it rains it pours. A bad snap got the punter hustling the ball as he was tackled at the Jarrell 15. Four plays later Mitchell powered into the end zone from one yard out for another Eagle score. The fifth PAT was low and Lexington led 31-0 at the half.

Lexington mounted another drive before the half, but it died at the Jarrell 13 as the second quarter ended.

Jarrell took the second half kick off and put together an eight-play drive that ended in the Lexington end zone. Jarrell got 70 of their 120 yards of total offense on the drive. After the PAT kick, the score stood Lexington 31 Jarrell 7. That was the Cougars last hurrah.

Lexington confined their offense mainly to the run the rest of the second half. There was some passing, but the Eagles kept it to a minimum. After some nice runs by Lachae Cooper and Mitchell moved the ball up field 35 yards, Garrett hit Zach Lay with a 25-yard scoring toss. Jacob added the PAT for a 38-7 score.

Lexington then basically handed Cooper the ball the fourth quarter. Cooper scored on a sixyard trip with 9:28 left in the game. He had carried on five of the eight plays in the drive.

Jarrell got to run four plays and a punt before Lexington took over the ball and ran out the last 5:14 of the game with runs by Cooper and Mitchell.

Tyler Meyer led the team in tackles once again with 11 stops, one for a loss. Oscar Sauceda had a great game with 10 tackles, as did Logan Meuth. Zach Lay had 10 tackles, as well, and one pass break up. Mitchell and Todd Glass had six tackles. Colt Sunvison had five stops.

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