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Minutemen Clash With Vikings In Playoffs First Round Match-Up

Thursday, November 1, 2018

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            SCRAMBLING FOR YARDS is Lexington signal caller Jake Leger (center) as he is pursued by Viking defenders Nolan Brown (1) and Alex Murray on Friday.

Facing an uphill battle against the higher seed Vikings, the Minutemen attempted to invade enemy territory against Waverly during Friday night’s Nebraska Class B State Playoffs first round action. The Vikings rushing attack was able to keep the Lex offense at bay to score a 56-0 win over the Orange and Black.

During the first quarter, Evan Canoyer and Rhett Jordon both scored rushing touchdowns before Jordon connected with Jay Adams on a 23 yard scoring pass through the air to power the Vikings to an early 21-0 lead in the first quarter of play.

During the second quarter, it was Rhett Jordon calling his own number in a big way with two rushing touchdowns stretching over 50 and 32 yards to extend the Waverly lead to 35-0 with 9:24 left to play in the first half. Jordon was then able to go to the aerial attack and have breathing room as a result of the stellar rushing performance to connected with Jay Adams for the second passing touchdown connection between the two that pushed the Viking lead to 42-0.

As time dwindled down in the first half of play, the Waverly offense took advantage of their field position and Kaleb Canoyer rumbled into the endzone on a nine yard scoring play with just 38 seconds left to garner the lead, 49-0.

For much of the third quarter of play, the defensive effort by the Minutemen trumped the Viking rushing attack. Against the vaunted Lexington defense, Waverly was finally able to break through with Nick Abbot rushing for a four yard touchdown to cap off the scoring of the Vikings 56-0 win over Lexington.

Alex Ramos led Lex with 20 yards rushing. Kug Kug led the defense with 11 tackles.

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