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2012-11-22 / Sports

Eagles to Face Poth in Area

by Mike Organ


Eriq Mitchell jumps over the defenders in the last game when the Eagles played Schulenburg. They got a bye the first round of the playoffs, and are now looking to face Poth for the Area Title, this Friday afternoon. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Eriq Mitchell jumps over the defenders in the last game when the Eagles played Schulenburg. They got a bye the first round of the playoffs, and are now looking to face Poth for the Area Title, this Friday afternoon. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The Lexington Eagles will play Poth at Bob Shelton Stadium on the Hays Consolidated campus between Kyle and Buda Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The Pirates finished second in District 15- 2ADII. They defeated Taft 62-26 last week, to earn the shot at the Eagles.

The Pirates are no stranger to the playoffs. They have lost to Refugio the last two seasons in the Regional semi-final game. Two years ago, the Pirates had scored to close within two points. On the PAT attempt, Refugio took the ball and got the two points. Refugio added another TD, to make the score convincing. Last season, the Bobcats whacked the Pirates 41-7 in the third round.

The Pirates are led by quarterback Blake Lyssy in the spread offense. Unlike most teams, the Pirates like to run from the multiple spread formations they use. Poth lost the district championship game to Karnes City 10-7. Phillip Garza is the top returning back for Poth. Garza has started since he was a freshman and was the district’s co-offensive MVP last season.


Kevin Letbetter leaves the Shorthorns’ offense in a cloud of dust after intercepting the ball a couple of weeks ago. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Kevin Letbetter leaves the Shorthorns’ offense in a cloud of dust after intercepting the ball a couple of weeks ago. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Zach Lyssy will spearhead the multiple defensive front. Blake Lyssy will play as a defensive back.

The Pirates are not to be taken lightly. Yes, everyone wants to play Refugio for the third year in a row, but the Eagles cannot just show up and win over Poth. The Pirates are a proud group with a long, successful football history.

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