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August 30, 2012

Keep it Going

Yellow Jackets hope to remain unbeaten with win over improved Pineville squad

CORBIN — By Les Dixon  / Sports Editor

The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets will try to continue their winning ways Friday in the City/County Bowl up on Log Mountain against the Pineville Mountain Lions.

The Yellow Jackets have steamrolled the competition during their first two games of the season by outscoring their opponents 104-8 during the process, but Williamsburg coach Jerry Herron cautioned Pineville wouldn’t be a pushover.

“Pineville is a very good football team,” he said. “I’ve been stressing to the kids that we can’t overlook them. They are a senior dominated team and our kids know if we do the things we need to do on offense and defense, things should take care of themselves.”

The Mountain Lions are coming off a 46-6 win over McCreary Central, but lost its season-opener to Class 5A’s North Laurel Jaguars, 42-20.

“They are going to present many problems for us,” Herron said. “We’re going to have to execute on both sides of the ball better.”

Another concern for Herron is the path the remnants of Hurricane Isaac will take.

“That’s a big concern,” he admitted. “That’s something else we’ve got to worry about. We’ve got a stressful week ahead of us with not knowing what type of weather we’re going to run into Friday.”

Pineville will have concerns of its own trying to find a way to slow down the Yellow Jackets’ potent offensive attack.

During its 36-point win over Harlan, Williamsburg totaled 368 yards total offense, as quarterback Dalton Sizemore completed 17-of-28 pass attempts for 220 passing yards and three touchdowns. Corey Shelton led all receivers with seven catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns while Skyler Griffith finished with four receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown.

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

And what is even more dangerous about the Yellow Jacket offense is herron admitting there are things his team needs to fine tune.

“There are some things we need to continue to work on to get better,” he said. “We’ve still got a lot of work to do. For us to win, we’ve got to find a way to stop a good, solid football team that likes to throw the ball and they also like to run the misdirection, too.

“Our players need to stick to their assignments and I believe we will be fine,” Herron added. “We can’t overlook Pineville, though — they are a good team.”

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