Entering Friday’s game against South Aiken, the Lexington defense had been very stingy in the 3 prior games, allowing an average of only 14 points and 236 yards of offense per game. They held the Thoroughbreds to similar numbers, 16 points and 255 yards. There was one problem. South Aiken’s “D” held the Cats to season season lows in all categories. In fact, After the first half of play, the T-Breds had scored a field goal and a touchdown while holding Lexington to just 2 first downs, 16 rushing yards, and 7 yards through the air.
Trailing 9-0 midway through the 4th quarter, quarterback Cal Herndon connected with Forest Alvarez for an 11 yard scoring strike to make it 9-7. It was the culmination of a 13-play drive that started at the Wildcat 20 yard line. But South Aiken answered quickly, covering 52 yards in 6 plays to seal the win with a 16-7 final score.
The final stats gave the Thoroughbreds 64 pass yards and 191 yards on the ground. The Wildcats totaled 96 running yards and 88 passing yards for a total offense of 184 yards.
Lexington drops to 3-1 overall. They will regroup and travel to meet the Panthers of Batesburg-Leesville next Friday evening. The game will be broadcast on 97.9 FM and 1170 AM.
Cat Stats: Rushing
Akeem Nicholas: 16 carries for 50 yards
Cal Hernson: 9 carries for 28 yards
Jordan Hiller: 2 carries for 14 yards
Cat Stats: Passing
Cal Herndon: 11 of 25 for 103 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Cat Stats: Receiving
William Crouch: 4 catches for 46 yards
Forest Alvarez: 3 catches for 26 yards, 1 TD
Cat Stats: Defense
Logan Cripe: 12 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
David Cromer: 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss
Bryson Jones: 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery
|2||09:20||SA||Ethan Youmans 37 yard Field Goal attempt GOOD, clock 09:20||12||40||05:46||3 – 0|
|2||03:25||SA||Jesse Sanders Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:25 1 yds PAT Kick by Ethan Youmans NO Good||7||55||03:00||9 – 0|
|4||07:33||Lex||Cal HERNDON Passes to Forest ALVAREZ COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:33 11 yds PAT Kick by Brady BOLIN GOOD.||13||88||03:39||9 – 7|
|4||05:00||SA||Jesse Sanders Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 05:00 4 yds PAT Kick by EJ Hickson GOOD.||6||52||02:33||16 – 7|