Commonwealth Journal

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November 15, 2012

Somerset, Danville play for regional crown

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Somerset — “The kicking game is one of the best we face,” Lucas said. “The Karapandzik (Senior kicker Damir) kid has one of the strongest legs I have seen in quite a while.”

Think Wes Midden with a name that’s hard to spell.

Yes, but Somerset did such a good job last time. Doesn’t that make a difference?

“Danville had some alignment issues that allowed us to score, along with emotion of our group dealing with the wreck,” Lucas explained. “They will shore up any alignment issues and match or exceed our emotion.”

They probably already have.

Not to give any disrespect to Sun Tzu, after all, people are still talking about him after more than two millennia. But merely knowing ourselves and the adversary does not guarantee we will be the victors.

Indeed, the Somerset Briar Jumpers’ chances of being the last team standing will be in peril from the moment they take the field against a team that is here to take the championship rings right off their fingers.

 Game Day

Opponent: Danville High School Admirals

Venue: The Briar Patch, Somerset’s William Clark Field

Records: Somerset 10-2, Danville 9-3

Seeding:          Somerset is #1; Danville is #2

Last Meeting:  October 5, 2012. Somerset won 24-7

Last Game:      Somerset won at home against LCA 42-19; Danville won at Prestonsburg 16-14

Series:              Somerset has won the last 5 games the teams have played

Media Coverage:         Radio play-by-play action from Jon Burlew and Gary Phelps on 102.3 FM. Updates from the game, as well as other games will be posted on the Commonwealth Journal’s Facebook page and on the Twitter handle @cjsportseditor.

Keys to Victory:         Somerset remains highly ranked on points allowed even after giving up 19 points to LCA last week. The defense is still the Briar Jumper forte’, but increased offensive performance in recent weeks has taken pressure off that defense. Danville has had a tendency to give up the fumble and the interception this year. Somerset’s defenders must attempt to exploit that tendency.

Notable statistic:         This will be Somerset’s 55th game in the past 4 years. That is second only to Trinity, which has been state champion umpteen times, and has a four-year record of 58 games up through tonight. The Briar Jumpers are attempting to win their fourth trip to the final four: their fourth regional championship in the four years since Robbie Lucas took over as head coach.

 

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