By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
The season of injuries came to an end at home Friday night for the Mexia Blackcats, as they fell to the Robinson Rockets, 43-21.
Mexia started off on fire in the first quarter as running back Jadrian Smith took the opening carry of the game 67 yards to the Robinson three-yard line, then followed it up with a touchdown on the second play to give the Blackcats a 7-0 lead less than 30 seconds in.
The Blackcats went on to hold the advantage at the close of the quarter, despite giving up a late touchdown when Rocket quarterback Chase Allison hit receiver Jordan Rogers for a 25-yard score. However, the extra-point attempt missed the mark and Mexia led 7-6.
On the ensuing kickoff, the high, short kick bounced off two Blackcat players trying to catch it, but luckily front man Phillip Lejeune was there to fall on the loose football, avoiding the turnover.