2011 2A Lexington Eagles Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Lexington Eagles

District: 12-2A Division II

Coach: Jason Holcomb (11 years) 88-44 at Lexington (#1 all time wins in Lexington history); 88-44 all-time overall coaching record

Last Years Record: 14-1 overall 6-0 Distirct

2010 Games:
vs Smithville (0-10) (W 60-0)
at Blanco (5-6) (W 23-14)
at Little River Academy (3-7) (W 33-0)
vs Geronimo Navarro (11-3) (W 41-14)
vs *Jarrell (3-7) (W 65-0)
at *Rosebud-Lott (4-6) (W 41-14)
vs *Franklin (9-3) (W 40-21)
at *Thorndale (7-3) (W 36-9)
vs *Bruceville-Eddy (0-10) (W 40-0)
at *Rogers (10-2) (W 35-14)

Playoffs: Division II Runner Up
Bye Bi-District
vs Frankston (8-4) (W 21-13) Area
vs Corrigan-Camden (7-5) (W 56-25) Regionals
vs N.L. West Rusk (12-1) (W 24-0) Quarterfinals
vs Refugio (13-1) (W 45-24) Semifinals
vs Idalou (12-3) (L 3-20) Championship

The Refugio game was voted in at #21 for LSG's Games Of The Year

Returning Lettermen: 14

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 2

Key Players:
* WR/DB Josh Murray 3rd Team All-State (TSWA) & Honorable Mention All-State (AP) & DIST MVP WR 51-1001 receiving yards 15 TDs 104 tackles
* QB JR Kogan Garrett Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) 2606 passing yards 638 yards rushing 38 total TDs
* OL/DL Will Holcomb 1st Team All-District
* OL JR Tyler Meyer 1st Team All-District

LSG District Ranking: #1 (12-2A Division II Champions)

LSG Region Ranking: #1 (Will get a tough matchup vs. state ranked #7 Arp in the Quarterfinals)

LSG State Ranking: #4 (Will have to get through state ranked #3 Schulenburg and #1 Refugio to get back to the championship game

Notes:
The Eagles look very tough this year especially on the offensive side. The pass catch duo of Garrett to Murray will be fun to watch. If they have a weakness it is on defense with only 2 returning starters.  That said, they will still be one of the top teams but their road to avenge last year's championship loss to Idalou looks to be even tougher this year.

History:
* All-Time Playoff Record : 23-13
* 16-6 in playoff games since 2005
* Playoff Appearances (13) 1964,1968,1978,1997,1999,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2009,2010

Bi-District -- 1999, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009
Regionals -- 1964, 1968, 1997
Quarterfinals -- 2005
Semifinals -- 2004, 2006
Runner Up -- 1978, 2010

Championship History: (2) 0-2
1978 1A - China Spring 42, Lexington 3
2010 1A Division II Idalou 20, Lexington 3

Last 5 year record: 43-18

Last 10 year record: 86-36

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By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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