Eason's effort fuels Warriors
ANADARKO - Trey Eason rushed for 222 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Anadarko Warriors (4-4, 2-2) to a big 54-13 victory over Lexington (3-1, 6-2) in a key District 3A-3 contest at Warrior Field Friday night.
The Warriors scored four TDs in the final 12 minutes to break open a competitive game.
The 170-pound junior proved to be a workhorse despite his size by carrying the ball 31 times most frequently between the tackles. And, he did it with a bum ankle injury he suffered early in the game. Still, when he got the ball in his hands he was tough to stop and Anadarko almost exclusively used the running game as the Warriors only went to the air three times all night.
The win gave Warrior head coach Kent Jackson 100 victories as the Anadarko head man.
The Bulldogs were their own worst enemies, making big mistakes at inopportune times. The miscues started early on Lexington's first possession.
After a 42-yard Damon Teart punt put the Bulldogs at their own 12 yard-line, they wound up losing six yards on three plays. On fourth down, Anadarko put tremendous pressure on Lexington punter Cameron Webster whose effort only went 5 yards. Tarron Willhoite managed to move to the 10.
Four plays later, Eason crashed over right guard for the first of his four touchdowns to put the Warriors ahead 6-0 with 7:33 left in the first quarter.
Toward the end of the period Anadarko started another scoring drive. This time starting from their own 41, it took eight tries to reach the end zone. Eason carried on five of the eight plays including a 38-yard scamper off left tackle to the Bulldog two. Eason then finished the trek with a one-yard blast over right guard for his second TD with 11:19 left before halftime.
Lexington finally got on the board with a 12-play, 61-yard drive. Alex Estrada swept right end from the one for the score. Caden Jones booted the conversion to make it 12-7 with 5:50 left in the second period.