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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Lavaca Junior Arrows Take Home Loss

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by Joe Hall | Photos courtesy of Amanda Hall
Lavaca 7th grade and Junior high football teams opened their seasons tonight against the Trinity Buffaloes.
In the 7th grade game, Trinity took the early lead scoring on both of their first two possession to lead 12-0, which will turnout to be the final score. But The Arrows made solid halftime adjustments and shut down Trinity’s high powered offense. In the second half the Arrows moved the ball well on both of their 2nd half drives but came up short of the goal line.
Arrows battled hard despite having a couple of key injuries which kept 2 key starters on the bench.
After a rain delay, LJH Arrows finally got to take the field for the first time this year. Trinity took the ball first and it only took one play to put points on the board but the Arrows bowed up and stopped the 2 point conversion attempt. Arrows, Malakai Mendez, took the ensuing kickoff and ran it all the way back, only to be called back for a holding penalty.
The remainder of the first half turned into a defensive battle. Trinity broke through again in the 3rd on a broken play pass completion to take a 12-0 lead and that would be the final score.
Offensively, the Arrows had some success moving the ball with strong running from Maddox Noel. Spencer Giles had a couple of big defensive stops.
Had a chance to catch up with Coach Brian Schlinker after the game and asked his thoughts. He said “I’m really proud of the way our defense played. We gave up two long pass plays, which was the difference in the game, other than that we shut them down”
Both Junior High and 7th grade Arrows will look to rebound next Thursday at Mansfield.

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