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District 2A-4 football preview: Lexington receivers present mismatch

The Bulldogs' spread offense will feature four receivers checking in at 6-foot-1 or taller.
by Trent Shadid Published: August 17, 2013

In his first season starting at quarterback, Lexington junior Kyle Hockett shouldn't have much trouble finding a mismatch in the passing game.

The Bulldogs' spread offense will feature four receivers checking in at 6-foot-1 or taller.

The unit is lead by 6-foot-3 seniors' Jeron Hamm and Jake Blanchard.

“(Hamm) has the good size, but also runs really well,” said coach Jeff Hall. “We're trying to do as much as we can to create mismatches with him. And (Blanchard) is another big receiver for us, so we'll try to really use that size in the passing game.”

Lexington is picked by the coaches to finish second in the district behind Davis, a program Hall has tried to emulate since taking over as head coach last season.

“Davis has a program that a lot of people look up to,” Hall said. “We've looked at their program and we're building ours focusing on how we can be like them. It's an example for the rest of us.”


Davis dominated the district last season — going 6-0 while outscoring opponents by a combined score of 346-44.

Despite losing 17 starters, the Wolves are picked by the coaches to repeat as district champions.

The biggest reason may be FB/LB Braden Ruth, who lead the team in tackles last season. The senior will start at middle linebacker for a fourth straight season.

The Wolves were the state runner-up in 2012, with their only loss coming in the state championship game against Oklahoma Christian.

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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