Class A Playoff: Pikeville vs. Williamsburg

Pikeville enters this matchup with Williamsburg without its star running back, Weston Robinson. Only a junior, Robinson played both sides of the ball and Pikeville looks for a replacement, while Williamsburg searches for a new focus.

The Class A Playoff matchup between Pikeville and Williamsburg may have lost one of its stars, but it did not lose its appeal. With Weston Robinson, Pikeville's premiere Tailback, out with a broken leg he suffered last week, the game gains a mystery both coaches are striving hard to ascertain.

Pikeville Coach Chris McNamee is using this week to find a replacement for Robinson, but is unsure of who that might be, "We have several players we can use in that spot, but replacing Weston(Robinson) is going to be very hard," McNamee goes on to say, "You can't replace a kid like that and we will run by committee."

Williamsburg Coach Jim Black says, "Our teams' focus has changed this week and we have a lot of uncertainty right now due to Robinson not playing."

Black says his defense will have to step up because he knows what Pikeville is capable of and "they are absolutely HUGE in comparison to us."

Strategy will play a huge role in this game and both offenses will be put to the test. Williamsburg will attack Pikeville through the air with 5' 10 Quarterback Andy Greer. Greer has amassed over 2,500 yards and 31 touchdowns through the air and has over 600 yards rushing with 14 touchdowns on the ground. Greer's primary target is Senior Wide Receiver Tyler Ayers. Ayers presents a big target for Greer at 6'2 190 pounds.

Countering Williamsburg's passing game, Pikeville will use a strong ground attack out of the I-formation. Pikeville looks to control the clock and keep Williamsburg's offense off of the field.

Even though Robinson is out for the playoffs, this matchup will be exciting to the end. Look for a lot of yards to be put up by both teams in a great third round Class A matchup.


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