, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

October 31, 2013

One last push

Williamsburg hopes to finish regular season with solid effort

CORBIN — By Les Dixon For the Times-Tribune

The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are looking to close out regular season play with their fifth straight win, but to do so, they've got to find a way to get past a much-improved Pineville Mountain Lion squad on the road Friday.

The two teams met up during a pre-season SEKC game in August and the Yellow Jackets dominated Pineville, but Williamsburg coach Jerry Herron was quick to point out the Mountain Lions are a much-improved team.

“Coach Bart Elam and his coaching staff has done a great job with their team,” he said. “They have an experienced line, and they have improved a lot since we played them. It's going to be a tough game. They have improved a lot, and we know this is going to be a tough game for us.

“It's also an important game for us, too,” Herron added. “We have played so many times and we know each other really well. Plus, we could meet up again in the playoffs in a couple of weeks. It's going to be an interesting game.”

Williamsburg enters the game red-hot, but the Yellow Jackets haven't received a lot of attention during their dominance over their district opposition, a win over Pineville could do just that, and allow them to enter their game against Jenkins next week with even more momentum.

“That's what we're hoping for. We're hoping to continue to gain more momentum heading into the playoffs,” Herron said. “This is going to be a good test for us, and it's also an important game for us. Like I said, Pineville is much-improved and I am very impressed with them.”

The Mountain Lions (6-3) saw their five-game win streak come to an end last week after a 50-28 loss to defending region champion Hazard. They are led by a two-headed monster in the backfield – Conner Ford has 1,045 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns while teammate Brad Fuson has 774 yards on the ground and has reached paydirt 13 times. Quarterback Tuck Woolum has completed 69-of-129 pass attempts for 1,097 yards and 10 touchdowns. His main targets are Will Adams (29 catches for 422 yards and five touchdowns), Ford (10 catches for 366 receiving yards and four touchdowns) and Dalton Ledbetter, who has accumulated 19 catches, 307 yards and four touchdowns.

“They are a very good offensive team," Herron said. “We've got to make plays on defense to win. Right now we are doing some things really well and doing some things really poor, so there is room for improvement.

“This is a huge game for us," he added. “Having a lot of momentum heading into the postseason is huge and yes, I'm happy with where we are at, but we need to continue to improve. We know we might play Pineville down the road, so we've got to come out Friday and execute on both sides of the ball. If we do that, I like our chances."


Text Only
Local Sports
  • Tripped Up: Tough loss follows Saturday's walk-off win

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — The Corbin Little League All Stars began the 2014 State Tournament with as exciting a finish as any baseball fan could hope for, but struggled on day two, falling to 1-1 after the first two days.

    July 21, 2014

  • Comeback Effort: Knox County recovers from 24-0 loss, grabs 4-2 win in pool play

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — After what could have turned in to a demoralizing 24-0 loss to Eastern to start State Tournament pool play Saturday, the Knox County 11-year-old All Stars recovered nicely Sunday, picking up a 4-2 win over Paintsville.

    July 21, 2014

  • 0702 TEAM JUMP FOR WEB.jpg Ready To Roll

    After a 6-0 run through the loser’s bracket of the District 4 Tournament, the only thing left for the Corbin Little League All Stars to do is pack their bags and get to Bowling Green.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0718 NORTH TEAM FOR WEB.jpg Passing Grade

    For many years, Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football program has been known for its running attack, but with the way things went during the Union College 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, the Jaguars may be shedding the “ground game” label.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • LIKE IT OR NOT: MLB's All Star effort was a bust

    With the 85th edition of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in the books, I have to say I feel like the whole thing was a complete bust.

    July 18, 2014

  • 0707 KNOX WINS.jpg Eyes On The Prize

    The Knox County 11-year-old All-Stars have a tall task ahead of them, but head coach Jason Hembree said he feels like the team will be ready to go when the state tournament starts Saturday in Bowling Green.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fresh Start

    First-year coach Jason Chappell isn’t any stranger when it comes to challenges. He helped guide the South Laurel Cardinal football program to a couple of playoff appearances after seeing his South Laurel squad win only three games during his first year as Cardinal coach.

    July 17, 2014

  • THE WAY IT IS: Some local teams can make a run

    Well folks, our Little League All-Star action is beginning to wind down, and I’ve been fortunate enough to see two of the Tri-County’s resp

    July 17, 2014

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SEC Times-Tribune