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August 27, 2012

Jackets send a message

Williamsburg shows rest of class it is for real after 36-0 win over Harlan

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

WILLIAMSBURG — Many expected Friday’s game between Class A rivals Williamsburg and Harlan to be an exciting and close game.

It lived up to the exciting part, but that’s all, as Jerry Herron’s Yellow Jackets dominated the Green Dragons on both sides of the ball while cruising to an easy 36-0 win over the outmatched Harlan squad.

Williamsburg took control of the game early by taking a 30-0 lead into the locker room at halftime behind 252 yards of total offense and never looked back.

“The kids came out and did what we wanted them to do and I can’t be any happier,” Herron said. “We’re very pleased with the win. The kids came out ready to play.

“Coach (J.B.) Donahue always has his team ready to play and it was like an old-time street fight out there and we were fortunate enough to come away with the win,” he added. “We just need to continue to execute on both sides of the ball.”

The Yellow Jackets dominated the action in the first half and scored twice through the air behind Dalton Sizemore’s 10-of-16 passing effort during the game’s first 24 minutes of play.

Both Shelton (38-yard TD reception) and Skylar Griffith (six-yard TD reception) were on the receiving end of the touchdown passes, as Griffith’s touchdown late in the second quarter extended his team’s lead to 30-0.

Both teams were scoreless in the third quarter, but Williamsburg got back in the end zone late in the fourth quarter after Sizemore and Shelton hooked up for another touchdown reception to increase the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 36-0, while capping off a 14-play, 98-yard drive.

Williamsburg totaled 368 yards total offense, as Sizemore completed 17-of-28 pass attempts for 220 passing yards and three touchdowns. Shelton led all receivers with seven catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns while Griffith finished with four receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown.

The Yellow Jackets ran for 148 yards with Jefferson Patrick led the team with 89 yards on 14 carries while Chase Lowrie had 42 yards on four carries.

Herron said he decided to let his offensive line loose this game and it turned out to be a great idea.

“We’ve been pass blocking really well and in this game, we figured we would let our run blocking loose and we almost ran for 200 yards,” he said. “Both sides of the ball played well tonight.”

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