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Sports Editorials

October 12, 2012

Fear 'Les' Football Forecast



Where: Duerson Stadium

Date: Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Team Records: Wburg 6-1, Berea 2-5

The inside scoop: With a 6-1 record, the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets will be heavily favored when they travel to Berea to take on the Pirates this Friday.

The Yellow Jackets were in a similar situation last year when they hosted Berea, but found themselves fighting to win after the Pirates took them to overtime. Despite Berea’s 2-5 record, Coach Jerry Herron and his Williamsburg squad are preparing for another battle this season.

“They have been in a lot of those games this year. I know every coach says it, but they are really better than their record indicates,” said Herron. “We were in the same boat last year, and they took us to overtime. We weren’t focused, and overlooked them, and it was a fight. We played poorly, and we’re lucky to win. This year, we have to be excited and ready to play. We can’t go up there and make mistakes.”

Mistakes have been rare for this Williamsburg team, who was ranked 4th in Class A in the latest AP poll. With their only loss coming to a tough Oneida, Tenn. team, the Yellow Jackets are averaging a whopping 48 points per game on offense, while only allowing 10 points per game, which is the best in Class A in Kentucky. Herron doesn’t look to change the game plan against the Pirates, bringing a high-powered offense and stingy defense to Berea.Oct. 18

N. Laurel at Madison So. Oct. 18

Where: James Williams Stadium

Date: Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Team Records: N. Laurel 5-3, M. So. 4-3

The inside scoop: The North Laurel Jaguars are in familiar territory this week against Madison Southern, but just how the Eagles’ running game compares to what they’ve seen so far remains to be seen.

The Eagles bring in one of the state’s top college recruits in Damien Harris. Harris has torched teams this season at a rate of 235 yards per game, while tallying 1,412 yards and 28 touchdowns on just 97 attempts. If you’re counting, that’s an average of 14.5 yards per carry.

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