Linemen battle as 7-on-7 season continues

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Mexia’s Avery Williams attempts to make a one handed catch during the Blackcats first game with the Teague Lions during regular season 7-on-7 competition Tuesday evening. Mexia News photo

Regular season 7-on-7 continued on Tuesday in Teague and while the offenses shined on the field, the backbone of any football program, the linemen, got a shot at showcasing their skills in the Lineman’s Challenge.
Starting out with 7-on-7 and fresh from winning the qualifying tournament in Robinson on Saturday, the Mexia squad was back on the field to face Corsicana and Teague (twice) in Tuesday evening games.
The Blackcats squeezed out a narrow win over Teague in their first game, 18-16, but took care of business in the second contest as they downed Corsicana 32-6.
Despite being successful earlier in the evening, the Mexia team came out a little sluggish when they faced Teague for the second time in the night cap, falling to the Lions 23-6 – thanks in part to the deep passing of quarterback Austin Skinner.
Mexia quarterback Jaylen Gipson still had a lot of zip on the ball, even in their final game.
While receivers and quarterbacks were getting their summer conditioning, it was the roar of players gathered on the practice field behind the concession stand that soon captured my attention.

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