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2013-08-29 / Sports

Eagles Travel to Crockett


Colt Sunvison (#45), Corey Strain (#4) and Jacob Muhl (#12) triple team the Marlin ball carrier. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Colt Sunvison (#45), Corey Strain (#4) and Jacob Muhl (#12) triple team the Marlin ball carrier. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lexington fans will fire up their GPS’s this week to motor into East Texas to Crockett for the opening game of the 2013 football season. The 120-plus mile trip will be the first game for new Head Coach Kirk Muhl. The Eagles are young this season, just as Crockett was young last season. The Bulldogs boast experienced receivers in Carlton Shirley and Darius Barber. Running back Alphonse Phillips rushed for over 1,000 yards last year as a freshman. The two receivers are in the 6’3” 190 lb. range. The problem is, who will be able to throw the ball to them? A possible answer is Case Robinson.

The Bulldogs are still young, but possess some excellent skill position players. The Eagles’ pressure defense will make it difficult for the Dogs to run any type of deep, sophisticated pass patterns. The Eagles must do a better job of covering the receivers than they did in the Marlin scrimmage if they are to be successful.


Colt Sunvison (#45) and Corey Strain (#4) nail the Marlin ball carrier. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Colt Sunvison (#45) and Corey Strain (#4) nail the Marlin ball carrier. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. How to get to Bulldog Stadium: go out 696 East to Texas 21, turn left. Stay on Texas 21 to Crockett. Turn right on Loop 304 and follow it until you see the stadium on your left. Stop and enjoy the humongous Bucee’s in Madisonville, coming and going.



JV QB Daniel Blackmon JV QB Daniel Blackmon

Jacob Muhl, looking for his man. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Jacob Muhl, looking for his man. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

Meet the 2013 STAT Girls for the Lexington Eagle football games: Reagan Johnston, Christen Schneider, Karsen Ross and Madison Bexley. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Meet the 2013 STAT Girls for the Lexington Eagle football games: Reagan Johnston, Christen Schneider, Karsen Ross and Madison Bexley. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

A flock of Eagles are seen chasing down a Marlin Bulldog! 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. A flock of Eagles are seen chasing down a Marlin Bulldog! PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

The work. 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The work. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

Allyson Biehle plays on the Lady Eagle Freshmen team. 
PHOTO BY MARKSTRAIN. Allyson Biehle plays on the Lady Eagle Freshmen team. PHOTO BY MARKSTRAIN.

Catherine Siegmund also plays on the Lady Eagle Freshmen team. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Catherine Siegmund also plays on the Lady Eagle Freshmen team. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

Tyler Gardner gets through on this run, but on the one below, he wasn’t so lucky. 
PHOTOS BY MARK STRAIN. Tyler Gardner gets through on this run, but on the one below, he wasn’t so lucky. PHOTOS BY MARK STRAIN.


Aubrey Heller 
PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Aubrey Heller PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

Lady Eagle Krista Lerche setting up the next volley. 
PHOTO BY MARKSTRAIN. Lady Eagle Krista Lerche setting up the next volley. PHOTO BY MARKSTRAIN.

Lady Eagle JV player Amanda Zgabay serves against Caldwell. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lady Eagle JV player Amanda Zgabay serves against Caldwell. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

Casey Faske, also a JV player, is seen serving against Caldwell. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Casey Faske, also a JV player, is seen serving against Caldwell. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN.

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