Lexington, Yoe one step away from finals

Both teams could punch their tickets this Saturday

Jack Rhoades and the Yoe take on Lago Vista Saturday. Jack Rhoades and the Yoe take on Lago Vista Saturday. Should Lexington and Cameron arise victorious this Saturday, both schools will be making a return engagement to the championship ring, one successful, one looking for redemption.

Just one win separates Rockdale’s neighbors from a chance at a state championship.

The 13-0 Yoemen have hardly received a scratch in their march through the playoffs and Saturday’s win over former state champion Tatum Saturday in Ennis was no different.

Damyon Kelley’s three fourth quarter touchdowns catapulted Cameron past Tatum, which led 14-13 heading into the fourth quarter. Kelley finished with 199 yards rushing.

Cameron will face 13-0 upstart Lago Vista Saturday at 100,000 seat Memorial Stadium in Austin at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Lago Vista is in the midst of the most successful campaign in its 10-year history of playing football.

Trailing 17-7 with just over four minutes to go, the Vikings scored with nine seconds left to escape with a 20-17 victory.

It will be a “getting to know you” meeting for the two schools—they share a district in everything but football.

The Yoemen would be attempting to earn their second title to accompany the one they secured in 1980 as a Class 3A school.

The No. 2 Eagles—also 13-0— have appeared in the final game on one occasion as well, but were trampled by China Spring 42-3 in 1978 in Class A to finish 14-1 under Coach Mike Organ.

Lexington’s last trip to the semifinals resulted in a 31-14 loss to Mart in 2006.

The War Eagles used a smothering defense to run down a fleetfooted and previously unbeaten West Rush squad 24-0 Friday in Hewitt.

Lexington will now tangle with 13-0 Refugio Saturday at 6 p.m. at Cypress’ Berry Center.

Refugio held off Schulenburg 42-35 after trailing 21-7 at intermission and reeling off 35 unanswered points.

Posting its fifth shutout of the season, the Eagles limited the Raiders to 191 yards of total offense.

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