Lindale defense, running game pummels Terrell; now Gladewater awaits

 

A week after being on the wrong end of a 41-17 scoreline to rival Van, head coach Chris Cochran asked his team for a response at home against Terrell.

The Eagles did not allow an offensive touchdown until the fourth quarter of a 35-17 win. Lindale’s defense also scored a touchdown.

“The kids are believing, they are playing hard and good things are happening,” said Cochran, in his first year as Lindale head coach after being promoted from assistant in the spring. “We challenged them after last week. We are better than that and we didn’t execute well. What we got was a locked-in team. They wanted to win and our defense played very well.”

Lindale’s offense was provided by tailback Jordan Robinson, who rushed for 95 yards and three touchdowns, and also caught a TD pass.

The Eagles (2-2) now go on the road Friday at Gladewater (1-3). A win would put Lindale over .500 entering District 17-5A play, which was something the team set as a goal at the start of the season.

“That is something we are excited about,” Cochran said. “Gladewater, this will be the most physical, come-off-the-ball team that (our guys) have seen this year and maybe all season. It’s going to be tough. It’s their homecoming and they are coming off a loss. I think they are better than 1-3 and they’re going to get better. They are going to come out and hit you in the mouth, so we have to be ready.”

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