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Bolles likes grit of his players

Lex travels to Purcell in Battle for the Bridge Friday


Despite a 44-7 loss to Bethel last Friday night, Lexington Coach Keith Bolles found some positives.

Bolles said he is proud of his players that have a never quit mentality and pointed to the defensive play of several Bulldogs.

“I thought (Seth) Pyle had a pretty good game,” Bolles said. “Same for (Heath) Winterton and Gage LaGace. Chase Johnson as well.”

Pyle led the tackling chart with nine stops. He also had one tackle for a loss.

Jimmy Northrup finished with eight. Johnson had five tackles, including one for a loss. Winterton had four tackles and LaGace one.

“I thought we did some good things (on defense),” the coach continued. “Our offense put our defense in some tough situations.”

Lexington’s touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Buddy Cormany scored, the coach said.

“I’m proud our guys never quit,” Bolles said. “We’ve got some young kids that are gaining experience with every play. And our older guys are being really helpful to them.”

Chandler Soto drew words of praise from Bolles for his efforts in the offensive line.

“Chandler Soto jumped in and played center for us. He hurt his ankle but just got taped up and went back in,” the coach said. “He and Conor Wesson helped our young offensive linemen.”

Up next for the Bulldogs is a trip to Purcell to face the Dragons at 7 p.m. Friday night at Conger Field.

“Coach (Tracy) Scott has them going in a good way,” Bolles said. “They are playing well. Their quarterback makes good reads and throws the deep ball well.

“They have found what they want offensively and in their 3-4 defense. Coach Scott always has been a good defensive coach.”

Bolles said a key for the Bulldogs in the game will be if they can block Purcell’s three down linemen on defense and get to their linebackers.


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