Rebuilding year comes to end for Mexia Blackcats

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Ike Jones played in many roles Friday night against the Carthage Bulldogs. Jones, shown taking the handoff from Mexia quarterback Jaylon Gipson filled in for still injured Kaylon Watson in the backfield on several plays. Mexia News photo/ Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

It may have not been the type of game the Mexia Blackcats wanted to end their season with, but overall, a return to the playoffs and a 4-7 record beats a 0-10 year anytime.

Coach Lamonte Chambers has initiated a turnaround for the football program where the team ended up winning twice as more games than they have in the past two years.

The Blackcats had the opportunity to push their record over the .500 mark in a couple of early season games, but the team was hit with some injuries this year, especially late in the season all but losing their main running back Kaylon Watson.

Mexia ran up against a much bigger and powerful Carthage Bulldog team in the first round of the 2013 playoffs last Friday night, falling to the score of 49-6.

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