By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
MIDDLESBORO — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets traveled to Middlesboro for their final tune-up against Pineville before Friday’s season opener and came away with a 31-7 win.
The Yellow Jackets scored early and often for head coach Jerry Herron, who said he liked what he saw after the game, but admitted there’s plenty to work on between now and the team’s season opener.
“We had a lot of mistakes, but like most other coaches, I see all the things that we’re doing wrong,” Herron said. “This was our first scrimmage and it showed on the field because we had some shake-ups and we did some things wrong out there.
“Despite the miscues, the kids really played hard and we’re pleased with some of the things we did,” he added. “This shows me that I need to do a better job of getting them ready and we’ve just go to get a little more time in, watch some film and try to get better”
Williamsburg quarterback Dalton Sizemore led the Yellow Jackets’ offense for most of the game as he tallied one rushing touchdown and three through the air in the win. Jefferson Patrick had a 38-yard touchdown run to help Williamsburg’s cause.
Of course the win was a welcome sight, but Herron said he was just glad to get on the football field to allow his kids to get their feet wet.
“I think the kids were ready to go against somebody other than their teammates out there, so it was good to be able to get them on the field,” Herron said. “We had some misalignments out there and that’s my job as the coach to get those things straightened out, but there were a few other things I saw as well.
“We were a little bit nervous, but you expect that out of them because these guys are 14, 15 and 16-year-old kids,” Herron added. “A couple of them even told me they were nervous, but I told them that’s normal and they just had to go out and fight through it.”
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