Lee County holds on and Monroe falls short

Monroe on offense and trying to score before the half. / Jon Benson

Starting Friday there were countless games that were closer than most coaches would have liked, but they made for some enjoyable games. Lee County High School had their hands full over the weekend when Region 1-AAAA Champion Westover entered the stadium. The game was set to kickoff at one o'clock on ESPNU, but was moved to 9AM because of the heat. The stadium was packed out and the entire nation was watching the number one defensive tackle in the nation; Westover's Trent Thompson.

The packed stadium and the national spotlight didn't seem to bother the Lee County Trojans after they entered halftime with the lead 10-0. The second half was a defensive showdown where neither Westover nor Lee County scored a touchdown. After an impressive defensive display from both teams, Lee County came out on top by winning 13-0 over Westover.

For the evening game Monroe High School opened up their season at home in Hugh Mills Stadium against Perry High School. At the end of the 1st quarter Monroe was only down one point until the flood gates opened for Perry. Perry managed to score two touchdowns right before the half giving the Panthers the lead 21-6. The Panthers scored on a long touchdown pass in the 2nd quarter and then once again with an interception, resulting in a touchdown.

For the second half Monroe stepped up on defense by not letting Perry score another point in the game. The bad news the Golden Tornadoes offense didn't get the comeback win they would have liked. Monroe fell to Perry 21-14 for your final.