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District 2A-4 football preview: Lexington builds internally

First-year coach and former assistant Jeff Hall plans to increase numbers at Lexington. After finishing last season with 16 players, the Bulldogs are scheduled to open fall camp on Tuesday with 48.
by Ryan Aber Published: August 6, 2012
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After serving as an assistant there last year as he finished his master's degree, Jeff Hall takes over as head football coach at Lexington.

One of his first missions after he assumed the job was to increase the Bulldogs' numbers.

Lexington finished last season with just 16 players.

“That was horrible,” Hall said. “We did not want to go through that again.”

So Hall and his assistant worked the halls at the school.

“It was just going around and talking to the kids,” Hall said. “We weren't going to beg but we told them we were here if they wanted to be a part of it. The biggest thing is we tried to get them to give it a shot and if they liked it, stay out. Most of the ones who came out have stayed.”

Lexington will start practice today with 48 players on its roster.

“The excitement's kind of been building,” Hall said. “People are starting to get an itch for football around here.”

DAVIS FAVORED AGAIN

It's no surprised that Davis is the favorite to win District 2A-4.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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District 2A-4 coaches' poll

1. Davis (9-2)

2. Coalgate (8-3)

3. Konawa (3-6)

4. Marietta (3-7)

5. Kingston (3-8)

6. Tishomingo (4-7)

7. Lexington (1-9)

Note: Last year's records in parentheses

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