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2012-11-01 / Sports

Eagles to Face Rogers

by Mike Organ

Lexington travels to Rogers Friday night with the opportunity to wrap up a playoff spot from District 14-AA Division II. Lexington is undefeated in district play, and Rogers lost to Blanco earlier in district play. Rogers has put up plenty of points this season in district play alone. They scored 76 against Schulenburg two weeks ago and 68 versus Jarrell last week in district play. Earlier in the season, Rogers scored 84 against Mart in a non district game. The Rogers winged- T offense is quite potent with scoring totals mentioned.

The Rogers defense is another story. The defense gave up 69 points in the win over Schulenburg and 58 points in the win over Mart. In the 28-27 loss to Blanco, Blanco was up 21-0 at halftime before Rogers came roaring back, only to fall short on a two-point PAT try at the end of the game.

Rogers has defeated Schulenburg, Randolph 60-7, Jarrell 68-6, and lost to Blanco in district play. In non-district play, the black clad Eagles defeated Mart, Troy, Academy, and Marlin. Rogers is 3-1 in district play and a loss to Lexington would put them in a tie with Schulenburg for third place in district, going into the last week of the season, with only last place Johnson City to play.

A Lexington win over Rogers would assure Lexington of being the first place representative from District 14-AA-DII.

If Rogers were to prevail in the contest, Lexington would then have to beat Schulenburg the last week of the season to assure at least a three-way tie for the title. The district tie-breaking rules would then come into effect.

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