TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

September 23, 2013

No worries

Jerry Herron pleased with Yellow Jackets’ progress going into bye week

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / The Endzone Staff

The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets might be off to its worst start since 2010 at 2-2, but ask almost any team in the state if they’d like to be sitting at .500 after facing off against two unbeaten teams, and their answer will be more than likely, “Yes”.

Jerry Herron’s squad has played one of its toughest slates in a long time, while gearing up for a deep run in the post-season. His team might not have played anyone in Week Four, but they have gotten better.

“We’ve seen the mistakes that we’ve made during the losses, and now we’ve been able to learn from those and correct them,” Herron said. “You always want to win every game you play, but sometimes you don’t. We were in both of our games against North Laurel and Wayne County, but couldn’t get the win in either game.

“Those games will prepare us for the long haul,” he added. “They’ll prepare us for the district and the post-season. That’s why we scheduled those teams. It allows us to see something that we’ll probably see down the road. Our kids feel confident and we know where we need to be to be competing for a district and region championship. I don’t think it means much if you go 10-0 and then get beat in the region final. We’re looking at the big picture here, the season isn’t a sprint, it’s a good, solid 400 run, and that’s what we’re preparing for.”

There have been a lot of positives so far for the Yellow Jackets. They’ve picked up wins over both Halls, Tenn., and Pike Central while hanging tough against both North Laurel and Wayne County.

“We’ve learned a lot from every game we have played so far this season,” Herron said. “We know what some of our weaknesses are right now, and those are eye-opening things. This week off has been very good for us and it has allowed us to get better.

“It came at a good time,” he added. “We’ve had some kids that have been able to heal some nagging injuries, and we’ve also been able to get some other kids eligible to play. Both of those are big plusses for us.”

Once again, Williamsburg is led by its high-scoring offensive attack that is averaging 45 points during its two wins and only 13 points in its two losses.

Quarterback Dalton Sizemore has completed 70-of-118 pass attempts for 1,160 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 162 yards and five touchdowns. Receiver Corey Shelton leads the way with 533 receiving yards, 23 receptions and five touchdowns while Skyler Griffith has 22 receptions for 388 yards and four touchdowns.

Even with the .500 start, Herron knows his team is built for the long-haul.

“We don’t care what other people think,” he said. “Yes, we’d like to win every game just like every other team in the state, but the thing is, we knew we needed to play a tougher schedule because it’s going to help us in the end.

“We see the big picture, and we know what we’ve got to do to accomplish our goals,” he added. “We’re going to continue to work hard and take care of business. This upcoming game against Harrison County is huge because they are a quality team and we need to build some momentum with district play coming up.”

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0729 KNOX FBALL FOR WEB.tif Must-See Football

    It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
    Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0729 PHILPOT FOR WEB.jpg Corbin names Philpot head baseball coach

    With just a little over two weeks passed since Rob Ledington announced his resignation as head coach of the Corbin Redhounds’ baseball team, Corbin School officials announced their choice his replacement.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • So Far, So Good: North Laurel Coach Chris Larkey pleased with the way his team is looking

    By Les Dixon
    Staff Writer
    NORTH LAUREL — Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football team is coming off one of its best seasons in program history with hopes of continuing its winning ways this fall.

    July 28, 2014

  • The Next Step: Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have high hopes of winning a state title

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets came one win away from bringing home the program’s first ever state championship last season, but a 42-0 loss to Mayfield meant a state title wasn’t in the cards.

    July 28, 2014

  • 0725 BARGER FOR WEB.jpg Ready to Reload

    Even though Knox Central head football coach Scottie Russell has seen the departure of two of the program’s best tailbacks due to graduation in the past two years, he isn’t concerned.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shelton was a hero by any definition

    The word hero is used a little too loosely for my taste these days.
    To be honest, it’s been used way too much for a long time and I’m just as guilty as the next guy.

    July 25, 2014

  • 0724 HANNAH HART THROW FOR WEB.jpg Out With A Bang

    Corbin’s Chris and Hannah Hart ended their Redhound softball careers together, but the duo went out with a bang, each representing Corbin on the Kentucky All Star squad in a three-game series against the Tennessee All Stars.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0724 KY EXPRESS TEAM for web.jpg Express finishes fourth in USSSA World Series

    The Kentucky Express participated in the USSSA World Seriers against teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and New York.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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