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November 18, 2013

Sole Survivors

Williamsburg is lone Tri-County playoff team still alive

CORBIN — By Les Dixon

For the Times-Tribune

The second round of high school playoff action is over, and the Tri-County only has one team left standing — the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets.

It’s the same team that I picked at the beginning of the season to be the last team remaining once everything was said and done in Tri-County football action, and Jerry Herron’s squad didn’t let me down.

The Yellow Jackets have flown under the radar the entire season, and to be honest, they are a whole lot better than what many give credit for, in the Tri-County, and across the state.

Herron has built the Williamsburg football program into one of the best in the Tri-County right now, and it hasn’t been an easy job to do.

Williamsburg is currently 58-26 with three straight region title appearances and six district championships since Herron took over in 2007. In the same time frame, Corbin has the best record out of all of the Tri-County teams (66-23) while the Yellow Jackets are No. 2 and Knox Central comes in at No. 3 with a 54-29 record.

That goes to show you why many consider Herron one of the best young coaches in the state.

He and his assistant coaches at the high school level and coaches at the middle school level have turned Williamsburg into a top-notch football program.

My hat’s off to them.

With that said, it’s time for me to take a look at our football teams in the Tri-County.

Player of the Week

The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets

Yep, this week I’m going the team route and giving it to the Yellow Jackets, and deservedly so. Williamsburg has won seven straight and is the last team remaining in the Tri-County, so this week, the award goes to the Williamsburg football program.

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