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November 4, 2013

Road Warriors

Williamsburg dominates Pineville while improving to 7-2 on the season

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons

The Endzone Staff

PINEVILLE — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets flexed their offensive muscles Friday, cruising to a 47-0 win over Pineville in the regular season finale.

The win was the fifth straight for Jerry Herron’s Yellow Jackets as they improved to 7-2 on the season.

Afterward, Herron said even though he expected his team to be ready when things got underway, he was impressed with the way the Yellow Jackets played early as they jumped out to a 20-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.

“We knew coming in that Pineville has had a good season and they would be ready to play,” Herron said. “Our kids were ready as well and they did a great job getting this started quickly for us.

“This was one of those nights where the kids did every single thing we asked them to do and it showed,” he added. “We are really lucky here at Williamsburg to have such a great group of coaches who do a fantastic job getting our kids ready every week and this week was no different.”

Williamsburg jumped ahead on its first possession of the game when Dalton Sizemore connected with Skyler Griffith for a 15-yard touchdown pass to make the score 7-0 with just 1:11 gone by in the game.

The Yellow Jackets’ defense forced Pineville to punt on its first possession of the game as Corey Shelton made the best of the situation, racing 45 yards on the return to extend Williamsburg’s lead to 13-0 with 7:07 to play in the first quarter.

Jefferson Patrick added a touchdown from 12 yards out to stretch Williamsburg’s lead to 20-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Williamsburg didn’t let up in the second quarter as Sizemore threw three of his four touchdowns in the period, hitting Griffith for a pair of touchdowns (40 yards and three yards) and Shelton for another (15 yards) to give his team a 40-0 lead with 2:18 to play in the half.

Jefferson Patrick closed out the scoring with a 15-yard touchdown run after the Yellow Jackets recovered a Pineville fumble with under a minute to play and the clock running due to the mercy-rule.

Herron sat his starters in the second half, but Williamsburg still managed to keep the Mountain Lions out of the end zone in the game as they completed the shutout victory.

While Williamsburg gets set to host Jenkins next week in the opening round of the playoffs on a five-game winning streak, Herron said he isn’t so sure his team has played its best football yet this season.

“I know every coach worries about a team peaking too early, but our kids come in and work extremely hard every single week to get ready,” Herron said. “I expect the same thing next week and I think our kids will be ready to play as we try to keep things going toward our goal of a region championship.

“The loss to Hazard last season has stuck with these kids and they’ve rallied around it, so I’m looking forward to see how we play in the postseason as we try to get back to that point,” he added.

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