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September 6, 2013

Short time to prepare

Williamsburg looking to get back to its winning ways today against Pike Central

WILLIAMSBURG — Jerry Herron’s Williamsburg Yellow Jacket football team will have their hands full today at home against the Pike County Central Hawks.


First off, the Hawks are a better team that many think.

Sure they dropped 52-14 decision in a Week One match-up with Henry Clay, but the Hawks did manage to show they possess an impressive air attack led by junior quarterback Mac Justice.

And with that said, Williamsburg hasn’t had a lot of time to prepare for today’s contest. A Week One match-up with North Laurel, scheduled to be played on Saturday, was postponed until Monday due to inclement weather, giving Herron only three days to prepare his players for what Pike County Central brings to the table.

“It’s been different,” Herron laughed. “But I will say, our kids have really worked hard and we’ve had two very good practices. It’s been a positive experience so far, and the kids have shown they are willing to get better.”

Herron said the key for his team’s success today is to find a way to contain Justice.

“This kid can really throw the ball,” Herron said. “We’ve got to find a way to slow him down. This team is a good, solid team. They are better than what people think.

“They like to throw the ball into the flat, and we’ve got to find a way to defend that,” he added. “It’s totally opposite with what we faced against North Laurel.”

Despite the loss to the Jaguars, Herron said his players’ demeanor has been good.

“No coach or player wants to lose, but sometimes it can help you,” he admitted. “We will benefit from the loss, and so will I as a coach. We learned what we were doing wrong and we’ll continue to learn from that.

“We’re going to be fine,” he added. “Football season is not a sprint, it’s an endurance run. We’ll continue to get better. We just need to execute our offense against them (Pike County Central), and on defense, we need to play in our spaces because we’re going up against a different style of offense that we’ve seen.”

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