2012-10-18 / Sports

Lexington Vetoes LBJ 59-0

by Mike Organ

Logan Meuth catches the ball, tucks it in, and slips past the Johnson City defenders. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Logan Meuth catches the ball, tucks it in, and slips past the Johnson City defenders. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington dominated LBJ High School of Johnson City in the football portion of Friday’s 2012 Homecoming celebration. Lexington amassed 501 yards of total offense while the defense held LBJ to 59 total yards for the game. Lexington had 25 first downs to 6 for LBJ. Those are just a couple of stats to show how totally dominating the Green Eagles were in the contest.

Lexington took the opening kick off and took just 48-seconds to get to the end zone. Kogan Garrett hit Jason Washington with a 42- yard scoring pass. LBJ had won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. An onside kick that never went the required 10 yards was the reason Lexington had such good field position. Chase Hibbeler toed the first of seven PAT kicks.

In just a little over four minutes later Lexington was in the scoring zone again. Jason Washington had intercepted a LBJ aerial returning it to the LBJ 27 after a 15-yard clipping penalty. Cash Flot scored from one-yard out to put Lexington ahead, 14-0.

LBJ’s next possession was its most successful of the night. They made two first downs as they moved the ball into Lexington territory. The LBJ quarterback fumbled the snap and Todd Glass recovered for Lexington. The Green Eagles were gracious hosts as they gave the ball back to LBJ via an interception. The Lexington defense rose to the occasion as the stopped LBJ on four plays.

Lexington took seven plays to navigate the 70 yards. Garrett passed to Eriq Mitchell for 28 yards for the score, to put Lexington up 21-0. That was the score at the end of the first period.

The first period was just a harbinger of things to come in the game. Lexington scored 31 points in the second period to take a 52-0 halftime lead.

The first Eagle (Lexington) score came at the 9:45 mark of the quarter when Garrett passed 15 yards to Logan Meuth for a score to cap a 2-play 26-yard drive. The short drive took place after a hard Tyler Meyer hit caused a fumble that Oscar Sauceda recovered for a birthday present. Lexington was up 28-0.

The next Eagle score was a 43- yard pass from Garrett to Washington. This score came after Kevin Letbetter forced a fumble that Mitchell recovered. Lexington led 35-0.

The next Eagle score was a safety. A wild snap sent the LBJ punter chasing the ball back into their own end zone. Todd Glass was there soon after the punter picked up the ball for the tackle and the two points. Lexington led 37-0. Lexington failed to score after the safety as a field goal attempt was wide, wide left.

The next Eagle score came after a three-and-out by LBJ. Lexington drove (if you can call it a drive) 61 yards in three plays. Eriq Mitchell stepped in from the one-yard line to put the Eagles up 44-0.

Lexington had one more play to score. It was the biggest of the night. Garrett hit Zach Lay down the south sideline. Lay sidestepped a tackle attempt and cruised the rest of the 67 yards for the score. Washington had trouble with the snap and quickly took off around the left side of the offense tor two extra points making the score 52-0 with the halftime festivities upcoming.

After halftime Lexington put the offense in conservative mode. It was with 1:09 left in the third quarter when the Garrett to Lay combo hit again for 10-yards for the final 59-0 score.

The officials moved through the third and fourth quarters running the clock every opportunity. The game was over before 10:00, giving more time for homecoming celebration.

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