By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
Let the handing out of awards begin.
Williamsburg offensive lineman Jacob Jeffers and coach Jerry Herron captured two top honors Tuesday after being named Class A, District 5’s Player and Coach of the Year.
Jeffers played a big role in helping the Williamsburg offense average more than 44 points a game on offense this season.
“It’s a big honor for Jacob to win this,” Herron said. “It’s an awesome reward for a young man that had a great season. He led us every single week. He was our Offensive Linemen of the Week every week this season. It’s just a fact that he was our best lineman as far as grading percentage goes.”
Herron helped guide Williamsburg to another District 5 championship, as the Yellow Jackets posted an 11-2 record, the best under Herron since he took over, while advancing to the Class A, Region 5 championship game for the second year in a row.
The Yellow Jackets fell to the Class A defending state champion Hazard in a 7-0 thriller that went down to the final moments last Friday. It was the second time in as many seasons Williamsburg was eliminated by the Bulldogs in postseason play
“Like I’ve said all along, it’s great players and a great staff that make up for my bad coaching,” Herron said. “We had a great season and I’m proud of everyone. I just wish we could have went a bit further.”
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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