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November 14, 2013

SHS healthy as it makes trek to Middlesboro

Somerset —

During the opening credits of the 1970’s TV series, “The Six Million Dollar Man,” the voiceover predicted astronaut Steve Austin’s broken body could be repaired.
“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him,” the voice said. “Better than he was before. Better. Stronger.  Faster.”
It is only fitting that the newly-renovated Somerset Briar Jumpers should travel to Lee Majors Field tonight in the second round of the  Class 2A playoffs. For the first time this season, Somerset is able to put a mostly healthy team on the field.
It could not have come at a better time.
Somerset had to play its best game of the year in order to beat the Yellow Jackets three weeks ago at the Briar Patch. In so doing, the Jumpers all but shut down the offensive performance from leading scorers Ryan Pittman and Seth Barton. If you ask any member of the nine teams Middlesboro has beaten this year,  that is something that doesn’t happen very often.
Somerset wants it to happen again tonight.
“Playing a team the second time in 3 weeks that you beat is a dangerous proposition,” Jumper head coach Robbie Lucas said. “Middlesboro certainly doesn’t feel they played to their potential. As a coach, I have to worry about the mind set of our kids after a victory over Middlesboro. “
Perhaps what many have referred to as a lackluster performance against Betsy Layne will be sufficient to motivate the Jumpers. Their coaches have reminded them of that fact in practices this week, and even though they have a more talented and healthy team on the field, those players need to perform in order to advance for the next 48 minutes of football.
 “Add to the mix we are playing an extremely talented physical team on their home field, and you see the problem we are going up against,” Lucas said.

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