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2013-08-29 / Sports

Eagles vs. Marlin

by Mike Organ


Nic Dillon gets tackled by a Marlin defender in last Thursday’s scrimmage. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Nic Dillon gets tackled by a Marlin defender in last Thursday’s scrimmage. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The young Lexington Eagles continue to learn. The Marlin scrimmage taught the young birds about consistency. You have to do your job every play. You can not take a play off to rest. Varsity competition is a faster game than anything they have seen before. Once the young Eagles adjust to the speed of the game and learn to do their assignment, every play, the whole game, the team will begin to jell and become a fearsome unit.

Lexington allowed Marlin two big plays in the scrimmage. One was a long pass play and the other a missed tackle right up the middle, as the back followed his blockers and ran to the open field. Despite the two big plays, the Eagles only allowed one TD to the Bulldogs.

Offensively the Eagles made 67 yards on 37 snaps against Marlin. The Eagles rushed 25 times for a net of 7 yards. The passing game was a bit better as the Eagles garnered 60 yards. The best was a pass from Nic Dillon to Corey Strain for 30 yards.


Jacob Muhl fumbles after getting blindsided by #8 from Marlin. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Jacob Muhl fumbles after getting blindsided by #8 from Marlin. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The Eagle defense was up to the task of holding Marlin in check. The Bulldogs rushed for a net of 46 yards and passed for 36 yards and the scrimmage’s only TD.

Coach Muhl was pleased with the effort of the Eagles. He was displeased with the aforementioned lack of consistency of the offense.

“We have to be consistent if we are to be a winning team,” said Coach Muhl.




During last Thursday’s scrimmage with Marlin, Jacob Muhl is seen firing a pass that was caught by Jamyon Scott. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. During last Thursday’s scrimmage with Marlin, Jacob Muhl is seen firing a pass that was caught by Jamyon Scott. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN.

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