Eagles to Face Poth in Area
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.
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.