Lexington White Washes Blanco
Lexington came out fired up against a tried Blanco team Friday night. Lexington put up two touchdowns in 12 seconds of the first quarter and never looked back, as they defeated Blanco 48- 8. Lexington remains undefeated in District 14AA-DII play. The loss was Blanco’s first setback in conference action.
Lexington won the coin toss and deferred to the start of the second half. Blanco chose to receive. After three downs, it was time for the Panthers to punt. Lexington’s Eriq Mitchell burst through the Blanco blocking to block the fourth down punt attempt. Oscar Sauceda picked up the blocked punt, taking it eight yards into the end zone for the score. Chase Hibbeler toed the PAT to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead.
On the ensuing kick off, Hibbeler’s “pooch” was misplayed by the Blanco receiver. Bryland Chism recovered the ball at the Blanco 20. On the first play, Kogan Garrett dashed the 20 yards to pay dirt. With Hibbeler’s kick, Lexington led 14-0, with 10:01 left on the clock in the first quarter.
After an exchange of possessions, Lexington struck again in the first quarter. Garrett passed to a streaking Jason Washington down the south sideline for a 57-yard pass and run play. Washington then ran over the PAT for a 22-0 Lexington lead at the end of the first quarter.
In the second period, Lexington scored with 4:51 left on a five yard run by Garrett. Garrett had run for 21 on the previous play, moving the ball to the five. Hibbeler’s kick made it 29-0 for the Eagles.
With just 33 seconds left in the first half, Lexington put another six on the board when Mitchell broke off a left tackle for a score. Hibbeler’s toe was true again, for a 26-0 halftime lead for the Mean Green.
While Lexington was doing all the scoring, the Eagle defense was holding Blanco to minimal yardage. The Panthers would get a drive started and the Eagle defense, led by Tyler Meyer, Sauceda, Mitchell, and Logan Meuth, held Blano away from the Eagle end zone.
The third quarter saw minimal scoring, with Lexington only scoring once. Cash Flot went 10 yards for an Eagle touchdown. This was part of his team high 118 yards for the night. The PAT try was botched with Hibbeler out of action due to an injury. Lexington still led 42-0.
Lexington used their first possession of the fourth quarter for a time consuming drive. The Eagles went 66 yards, using 11 plays, to take 5:35 off the game clock. Lexington scored with 6:25 left in the game when Mitchell bulled over from the one for his second score of the night. The PAT kick was wide left, giving Lexington its final total of 48.
Blanco had a hurrah as a Blanco running back burst up the middle 52 yards for a score. A PAT pass made the final score 48-8, as Lexington went into the victory formation by kneeling the ball on three plays.
Logan Meuth led the team in tackles with 13 stops. Tyler Meyer had 11 tackles and Mitchell had nine, along with two sacks and a punt block.