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October 28, 2013

Playing for Pride

Wildcats try to end losing skid against Williamsburg

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / For the Times-Tribune

The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are looking to capture their fourth straight district championship and fifth in six years while Lynn Camp is looking to pull off a major upset Friday when the two teams meet at Mitchell Field.

The Yellow Jackets (5-2 overall, 2-0 versus district opposition) have run over district opponents the past four years, and could stretch their district win streak to 13 games if they can get by the Wildcats (3-5, 0-2).

“This is a huge game for us,” Williamsburg coach Jerry Herron said. “We're not going to overlook Lynn Camp. Our kids are excited to play. We set out a goal at the beginning of the season to win all of our district games, and we have a chance to do that Friday.

“When these two teams play, you never know what can happen,” he added. “I'm sure Lynn Camp is going to be ready to play, and they are not to be taken lightly.”

Williamsburg has dominated the series of late, winning seven straight with its last loss against the Wildcats coming back in 2005 when Lynn Camp won, 67-8.

“We know this is going to be a difficult game,” Lynn Camp coach Phil Russell said. “They are what teams want to be in Class A. They have a lot of weapons. They have everything you want out of a Class A football team. They have speed, size and they execute their offense very well.

“This is coach Herron's 10th year, and I hope in another eight we are where Williamsburg is,” he added. “Like I said, they're everything a Class 'A' school wants to be.”

Herron said the keys of the game for his team is to execute their offense while trying to contain Lynn Camp's Aaron Mills, Keanu Nolan and Tommy Hatfield.

“They have talented players,” Herron said. “They'll try to spread you out at times, and with coach Russell's scheme, you've got to prepare for a lot of things. This is definitely going to be a good test for us.”

Coming into the game, both teams seem to be heading into the opposite direction.

Williamsburg is coming off two wins over district foes Berea and Campbellsville, winning both games by a combined score of 103-13 while Lynn Camp lost both games to the Pirates and the Eagles by a combined score of 74-26.

“We've lost two games that I thought we had good chances of winning,” Russell said. “We've got to put those games behind us and focus on Williamsburg. We got in a hole early against both teams (Berea and Campbellsville), and can't afford to do that against Williamsburg.

“But we're not going to play not to lose,” he added. “Our game plan is to take it to them, and that's what we're going to do. Hopefully the ball will bounce our way and see what happens. There is a reason why Williamsburg is a top 10 program in the state, but we're going to try our best to take it to them and see what happens.”

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