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October 5, 2012

Bulldogs learn from their loss

NORMAN — Lexington is off to its best start in years, and excitement is still high around Jeff Hall’s program, even if last week didn’t go as hoped.

The Bulldogs squared off against Davis last week, one of the top teams in Class 2A year in and year out. Davis easily beat Lexington, but that doesn’t mean the experience doesn’t help the Bulldogs, who were encouraged by several things even in the loss.

“We stress to the kids it doesn’t matter what situation you find yourself in, you’ve got to learn from it,” Hall said. “That game was one of those things you’ve got to learn from.”

Hall said his team competed well even though they were overmatched, and he was proud of the fact that his team went on several sustained drives.

“We’ve got a lot of film we’ve gone back and been able to study from the game,” he said. “It’s not every week you get to play one of the top two or three teams in your class.”

Lexington faces Kingston this week, a team that is unbeaten in district play. Lexington has designs on a high district finish, and the outcome of the battle with Kingston will play a key role in that.

Several players out for Bulldogs: Lexington’s game against Kingston tonight is an important district game, but several of the team’s lineman won’t be on the field for it.

Luke Gifford and Jordan Sanders are both out with MCL sprains. They aren’t expected to be out much longer, but it’s unlikely either will play today, coach Jeff Hall said.

Homecoming at Norman High: Today’s 7 p.m. matchup against Choctaw is Homecoming for the Tigers, and there will be several Homecoming-related activities at the game for interested fans.

Corbin HoslerFollow me @Chosler88chosler@normantranscript.com

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