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October 26, 2013

Briar Jumpers upset Middlesboro, 35-19

Somerset — If the Somerset High School Briar Jumpers ever need a win, it was Friday night against the district leaders,  and heavily favored, Middlesboro Yellowjackets.

And on Senior Night and the final game of their regular season, the Briar Jumpers pulled off the upset win in a 35-19 victory over Middlesboro at William Clark Field.

With Somerset, Middlesboro and Danville all tied at 2-1 in the district standings, the top three district seeds will come down to a ‘strength of schedule’. With the big win, Somerset could possibly take the one or two seed and open the playoffs with a home game.

Somerset QB Castle Hatcher connected with senior wide receiver Cam Cheuvront twice – 24 yards and 29 yards –  in the early goings to put the Jumpers up on Middlesboro 14-7. However the Yellowjackets ran back a kickoff 70 yards to pull within a point of the Jumpers at 14-13 with 10:49 left in the first half.

Before the first half ended, Somerset’s Bryson Jones scored on a 4-yard run to up the Jumpers’ lead to 21-13.

The Yellowjackets pulled within two points to open the fourth quarter to put the score at 21-19.

However, the Jumpers’ Brycen McWilliams would score two unanswered touchdowns in the final quarter to secure the huge district win. Brycen McWilliams scored on a 7-yard run with 8:40 left in the game and scored on a 16-yard run with 2:33 left on the clock.

Cheuvront, who had two TD receptions, had a monster night with 181 yards in receptions on 5 catches.

Brycen McWillams scored two touchdowns and gained 84 yards on the ground.

Hatcher, who missed last week with an injury, was 8-of-17 for 196 yards with 2 TD passes

Somerset racked up 346 yards of total offense, while Middlesboro was held to 118 total yards.

Somerset senior Alex Franklin came up big on the defensive side with two interceptions.

Look for complete game results in Sunday’s Sports section.

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