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October 10, 2013

No pushover

Williamsburg knows winless Campbellsville will be ready to play

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

The Campbellsville Eagles might not be sporting a record like they have in the past when they meet up each year against Williamsburg in the two teams’ annual district battle.

The Eagles are off to their worst start in recent memory at 0-6 while being outscored 228-63 during the process but Williamsburg coach Jerry Herron admitted they are a team you can’t overlook.

“They are better than their record indicates,” he said. “They are athletic, and they have made some moves here and there.  They moved the (Zach) Durham kid from the quarterback position to a wide receiver and the new quarterback is very athletic. The moves make them a better team.

“They are a scary team,” he added. “By no means are we going to overlook them at all.”

In past years, the match-up between the Eagles and Yellow Jackets dictated who the district champion would be, but with Lynn Camp improved, it’s not a guarantee Campbellsville is the second best team in the district.

“Our main goal is to win as many district games as we can,” Herron said. “To us, this is the most important game we’ve played this season. It’s our first district game, and we want to get a win.

“You want to win the district so you can host a home playoff game, and that’s our goal,” he added. “Our kids are ready and our kids know what’s at stake. We’re not going to overlook them.”

Williamsburg is coming off its second bye in three weeks, allowing Herron’s squad to heal up some injuries they received while playing a tough early season slate.

“This came at the right time,” Herron said. “We were able to heal some injuries, and get some players eligible to play in the process. The more players we can get to help us is always a plus.

“I know our guys are chomping at the bit to play some football,” he added. “We just need to execute our offense and take what they give us.”

Herron said the key to his team winning is to play in space on offense.

“They’re going to be physical, so we’ve got to play in space,” he said. “The second thing we’ve got to do is handle their speed. By no means will this be a gimme game. It’s a long bus ride over there, but we’ll be ready.”

 

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