Lexington- Cameron in 2A Super Bowl?

BILL MARTIN
I recently heard someone anticipating the possible Cameron-Lexington matchup in the state playoffs.

Unfortunately, that is not going to be possible since the two schools are in different divisions, which is bad news for all of us.

That’s a matchup we’d all love to see.

Both Cameron and Lexington— both 12-0—are just two games away from playing for a state championship. It would be the first for the Eagles and second for the Yoemen on the 29th anniversary of their first and only crown.

Cameron has had little resistance in its two playoff victories, winning by the average score of 58-28 and most of that 28 has come late in the game against reserves.

The Yoemen are following their leader, senior quarterback Jack Rhoades, who has been the picture of perfection, going up top for 41 touchdown passes with just seven interceptions. Four of those picks came in two games.

Rhoades Rhoades He has thrown five touchdowns in a game on four different occasions and has tossed at least two scores in all 12 games.

Cameron Coach Rick Rhoades led New Braunfels to the state championship game in 2002.

The Yoemen are making their longest run since 2005 when they held off Hutto to capture district but were then capsized by the Hippos in the quarterfinals to finish 13-1. The Hippos lost in the Class 3A state championship to Tatum.

Should the Yoemen get past 12-0 Tatum Saturday night in Ennis, they would tackle the Lago Vista-Rice winner.

Lexington has been equally impressive in its playoff trip in wins over Frankston and Corrigan-Camden and will face 12-0 West Rusk Friday at Hewitt-Midway High School.

They will play the Schulenburg Refugio winner.

While the Eagles have put up some impressive numbers, it’s their diminutive defensive numbers that catch your eye.

Jason Holcomb’s bunch has allowed just 124 points all season. That’s just over 10 a game.

West Rusk likes to get out of the gate fast and score most of their points in the first half, so Lexington’s defensive intensity will have to be on alert from the opening kickoff.

The senior Sherrill brothers, Chace (strong safety) and Chance (middle linebacker), are the keepers of the defense while combining for over 300 tackles.

Offensively, the Eagles like to spread the wealth, with sophomore quarterback Kogan Garrett rolling up over 2,500 yards and 35 scores in total offense and big running back Xavier Ward has run for over 1,400 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Just for the record, the last two times Cameron and Lexington faced off in 2006 and 2007, the Yoemen prevailed 20-13 and 28-6.

Of course the UIL frowns on playing extra games once the season has concluded, so perhaps they could meet out in a cow pasture in Milano some Sunday afternoon and tee it up.

The 5ive

Here are the five worst cars ever made:

1. Ford Pinto (Ka-Boom!).

2. GMC Pacer (A hamburger with wheels).

3. AMC Gremlin (I almost bought one. It was candy apple red with a sun roof).

4. Yugo (Built in Yugoslavia and was described as “being assembled at gunpoint”).

5. Ford Tempo (The Taurus was supposed to be the luxurious version. Huh?).


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