Eagles Beat Prestonsburg 42-12 on the Road in Round 2 of State Playoffs

Eagles Beat Prestonsburg 42-12 on the Road in Round 2 of State Playoffs

FROM THE LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

Lexington Christian 42, Prestonsburg 12: 

Leading 14-6 at halftime, visiting LCA scored three touchdowns in just over six minutes in the third quarter to slam the door on the Blackcats. Dillon Wheatley led the charge with 211 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries. The senior tailback softened the transition for Eagles quarterback Josh McClurg, who started in place of injured Logan Nieves.

McClurg wasn’t merely a game manager on Friday. The sophomore completed 12 of 20 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 45 yards and another score. The Eagles outgained Prestonsburg 449 yards to 211 and forced three turnovers. Junior linebacker Blane Hardin spent a ton of time in the Blackcats’ backfield, coming up with a pair of sacks and 2 1/2 tackles-for-loss.

Lexington Christian will get another shot at Danville next week. The undefeated Admirals, who knocked off Somerset 19-0 on Friday, are responsible for the Eagles’ lone loss this season, a 44-28 rout in Lexington on Oct. 20. Danville has also ended LCA’s season in the 2A playoffs the last two years.

 

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