By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are hoping to cap off regular season play Friday with a win and if they do so, it will be the first time since 2008 they finished the regular season with a 9-1 record.
But to do so, they must get past Oliver Springs, Tenn. on the road.
Oliver Springs will enter the game with a 4-5 mark with hopes of ending the Yellow Jackets’ four-game win streak.
“They are a pretty solid team,” Williamsburg coach Jerry Herron said. “They’ve won all of the games they were supposed to and they’ve lost all of the games they were supposed to.”
Friday’s game will mark the third time this season Williamsburg has traveled to play in Tennessee. The Yellow Jackets handed Jellico, Tenn. a 68-8 loss on Aug. 17, but lost to Oneida, Tenn. on Sept. 14.
They also lost their last meeting against Oliver Springs last season at home, 41-22.
“Last year Oliver Springs took it to us,” Herron admitted. “The biggest thing for us is to play well. We just need to come out and execute.”
Williamsburg is led by quarterback Dalton Sizemore, who has completed 145-of-243 pass attempts for 2,251 yards and 29 touchdowns. He also leads the team with 385 rushing yards and five touchdowns.
His main targets are Skyler Griffith, who has 47 receptions for 900 yards and 11 touchdowns and Corey Shelton, who has 44 catches for 804 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Herron expects Oliver Springs to blitz, and expects his team to do a good job blocking and executing Friday.
“They’re going to blitz us,” he said. “We want to come through with a win and we also want to make sure we get out of this game healthy because the playoffs begin next week. On defense, we’ve got to be ready, too. They’re going to run the ball downhill and they’re going to run some misdirection, so we gotta play our gaps and play our positions well. If we do those things, I like our chances.”
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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