Lexington Hooks Shorthorns 21-7
The Lexington Eagles wrapped up the 2012 regular season with a 21-7 win over the Schulenburg Shorthorns. The win gave the Eagles an 8-2 season record and 6-0 in district play. The district championship adds another trophy to the showcase.
The game started with Lexington taking the opening kickoff, and marching down the field. Two first downs and the Eagles were at the Schulenburg 31. A chop block penalty against Lexington gave the Eagles a 3rd and 19 position. A Kogan Garrett pass to Jason Washington was intercepted by the Horns. Schulenburg could do nothing with the football and punted to the Eagles. The ball rolled dead at the Eagle 33.
Garrett passed to Logan Meuth for seven yards on first down. Garrett hit Zach Lay over the middle with a pass. Lay put three or four moves on the Horn defenders, leaving them in the dust as he traveled 63 yards for the first score of the night. Chase Hibbeler toed the PAT for a 7-0 Lexington lead.
After the score, Schulenburg went three and out. The punt was returned to the Eagle 16 by Logan Meuth. Lexington then went on one of their best drives (13-play, 84-yards) of the year. The drive started with 4:28 left in the first quarter. After a short run and a holding penalty against Lexington, Eriq Mitchell blasted through the Horns for 17 yards to get the first down. It was during this series Kogan Garrett needed help on the field, as Eagle fans held their breath. Eriq Mitchell stepped in and did a great job for the Eagles until the end of the first quarter. Garrett returned after the break and engineered the rest of the drive. The drive was culminated by Cash Flot’s five-yard trip to the end zone. Hibbeler’s toe was true on the PAT, giving Lexington a 14- 0 lead.
The 14-0 score held until Schulenburg’s second possession of the third quarter. The Horns got a big 26-yard pass play and then two 10-yarders on a 6-play, 56-yard drive to close to 14-7. The two teams battled evenly the rest of the third and the start of the fourth periods. Lexington and the officials had pinned the Horns back to their own 8. Logan Meuth took the punt at the Horn 46, returning it 12 yards to the 34. From there the Eagles took six plays to score. Flot went the final nine yards for the score. Hibbeler toed the kick for the final 21-7 score, with 9:33 left in the game.
Schulenburg tried to get back into the game by passing. This was when the pressuring Lexington defense rose up and harassed the Horn quarterback into throwing the ball early, getting hit when he did. The Horns ran 10 plays to gain 32 yards and no score.
Lexington took over the ball on downs and ran off the final 5:58 of the game.
The Eagle defense was led by Logan Meuth, Eriq Mitchell, and Todd Glass, as they recorded eight tackles each. Tyler Meyer had six tackles and a quarterback sack. Glass had a sack in addition to his tackles. Glass and Meyer also pressured the quarterback numerous other times. Kevin Letbetter had three tackles and an important interception. Over all, the Eagle defense limited Schulenburg to 100 yards total offense. This was an offense that scored 69 points against Rogers.