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Devin Orr (8) fakes a handoff to Lance Spaulding (23) during Washington’s 57-0 win over CCS. Orr was Washington’s Offensive Player of the Week. Orr was 4-6 passing for 81 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown. See full story on 4B.

The Lexington Bulldogs took care of business last Friday night, defeating Crooked Oak, 36-8, in Class 2A action. 

That brought the ‘Dawgs’ record to 6-3 overall and 5-1 in District 2A-7 play. 

The question now is: Can Lexington beat the district-leading Washington Warriors at home on Friday night? The ‘Dawgs meet the Warriors at 7 p.m. at Floyd West Field.

Washington is ranked a solid No. 2 in the Class 2A standings, behind only Metro Christian, who is also 9-0. The Warriors have been on a tear, beating Crooked Oak (47-0) and Community Christian (57-0) the last two weeks.

The Warriors are a formidable squad, outscoring opponents 380-62. It will be an uphill battle for Lexington, for sure.

However, the ‘Dawgs did well against Crooked Oak. Jaylen Cottrell returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was good for Lex, giving the ‘Dawgs a quick 8-0 lead in the first quarter.

Later on in the first period, Heath Winterton (filling in for an injured Nate Clegg) rushed the ball for nine yards for a TD and the two-point conversion was again good, giving the ‘Dawgs a  16-0 lead.

In the second quarter, Dylan Cottrell caught a 15-yard pass from quarterback Colton Penner for another score and the two-pointer was good, giving the ‘Dawgs a 24-0 lead.

Right before halftime, Dallan Berglan snagged a 15-yard pass from Penner for another score. The two-point conversion failed that time but that gave Lex a 30-0 lead heading into the locker room.

Crooked Oak scored its only points on a 36-yard touchdown pass against mostly Lexington’s reserves in the fourth quarter. The two-point conversion failed, leaving Lex in the lead at 30-8.

Lexington’s final tally came when Dylan Cottrell rounded off the night for the ‘Dawgs by returning the kickoff 63 yards for a score. The two-point conversion failed but that gave the ‘Dawgs their final tally, 36-8.

“We were able to get out of Crooked Oak with the win,” Lexington head coach Dale Berglan said. “We are now in the position to play Washington for a share of the district title this Friday night at Lexington.  But, it’ll be a tough one.”

Lexington was again stout on the defense.

“We played with a running clock in the second half,” Berglan said. “Overall, it was a quick game that resulted in another Bulldog victory. We’ll need this fortitude on Friday against Washington.”

‘Dawg Notes: 

Lexington head coach Dale Berglan nominated Lane Jeffrey for the Offensive Lineman Player of the Week. Jeffrey graded out at 89-percent. 

Heath Winterton was Lex’s Offensive Player of the Week with five carries for 62 yards and a touchdown.

Avery Armstead was a dual nominee as both the Defensive Lineman of the Week as well as the Defensive Player of the Week. Armstead had seven tackles, all for a loss.

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