Shelby Rickerman

Eagles pose with the Area Championship trophy

The Lake Ridge Eagles Varsity Football team brought home the Class 5A Division 1 Area Championship for the second consecutive year with a decisive 87-58 win over Dallas Samuell Friday night at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie, TX.

The Eagles offense had a dominant presence with 719 total yards that included 410 yards rushing with 7.9 yards per attempt. Quarterback Jason Bean, junior, threw for 209 yards and two passing touchdowns. Darrius Lee, senior, rushed for 209 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Chandler Rogers, sophomore, also lead the charge with 244 total yards; with 144 yards rushing and 100 yards passing and 4 rushing touchdowns.

The Eagles defense showcased a barrage of weapons; forcing fumbles and causing the Samuell offense to hurry-up passes.  The defense had 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery.

The Eagles will be in action again against Highland Park on Friday, Nov. 25, at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.