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2013-08-22 / Sports

Eagles’ Caldwell Scrimmage

by Mike Organ


An unidentified Eagle takes flight, going airborne to take down the Caldwell ball carrier. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. An unidentified Eagle takes flight, going airborne to take down the Caldwell ball carrier. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington had a good scrimmage with Caldwell Friday night. The Eagles had a lot of learning experiences take place during the scrimmage. The young Eagles learned about the increased speed of the game from their previous playing levels. They learned you cannot just outrun the opponent to the corner. The linemen learned you cannot take a play off, because the man you ‘rest’ against will make the play, and then you will get an earful from coaches.

Lexington got outscored 3-0 in the scrimmage on both levels. The scoring plays were all big plays, not the result of long scoring drives. The Eagle defense looked good, except for the three break downs. The Eagle defense got stronger as the night went on.

The Eagle offense rushed for 96 yards unofficially on 34 attempts. Several of those were aborted because of errant snaps from the center in the spread formation. La’Chea Cooper had the longest run of 20 yards on the night. Nic Dillon completed five of 12 passes. The longest completion was a 13-yard advancement to Jamyon Scott. Grant Piemann caught three passes with the longest also being 13 yards. Dillon just missed on a longer completion to Corey Strain running a crossing route. The ball just passed beyond the outstretched arms of the diving Strain.


Grant Piemann gets tackled after receiving a pass in the Caldwell scrimmage. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Grant Piemann gets tackled after receiving a pass in the Caldwell scrimmage. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The Eagle defense gave up 288 yards in the scrimmage, unofficially, with over 80 of those yards on scoring plays. Other than the three lapses, the Eagle D did a creditable job in a definite learning experience. The Eagle D caused two Hornet fumbles and recovered both.

The JV had a good scrimmage against the Hornets. They were not able to move the ball very well, but the defense was a swarming, hustling defense the Eagle coaches want.


Nic Dillon (#10) hands off to La’Chea Cooper for a nice gain against Caldwell. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Nic Dillon (#10) hands off to La’Chea Cooper for a nice gain against Caldwell. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Coach Kirk Muhl was pleased with a lot of things he saw in the scrimmage. “While we were inconsistent with some of our play, we can fix almost everything we saw in the films. We will continue to get better as the season progresses. Caldwell messed us up some by not having numbers on their uniforms. We did not know who was a slot, a wingback, etc. until we got used to their offensive sets.”



Nic Dillon is seen throwing one of his many passes during the scrimmage. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Nic Dillon is seen throwing one of his many passes during the scrimmage. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN.

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