Updated Sat, Nov 19, 2011 1:55 am
The second round of the Class A playoffs in West Virginia pitted the number two-seed Williamstown Yellow Jackets (11-0) hosting the seventh-seeded Valley Greyhounds (8-2).
Williamstown started off the game with all kinds of confidence as they elected to receive to start the game.
The Yellow Jackets made another bold move by going for it on fourth and one and were able to pick it up on a 3-yard run by Trey King. The drive was capped off by a 7-yard TD pass from Jake Tracewell to Aaron Jones for his first of many on the game to take a 7-0 lead early.
After Williamstown’s opening drive, both offenses stalled for the rest of the first quarter and the first couple drives of the second quarter.
The standstill was halted after Valley decided to attempt a fake punt pass and failed on their own 47.
The Yellow Jackets would take over and make Valley pay as the drive was capped off by a 22-yard TD pass from Jake Tracewell to Ben Amus to make it 14-0 Williamstown.
On Valley’s next drive, they would respond as Matt White would find Keshawn Payne for a 24-yard gain on 3rd and 6 to keep the drive alive.
Then, Valley decided to do a little trickery and completed a 17 yard TD pass from their WR to Miles White. They also tacked on a two-point conversion to make it 14-8 Williamstown.
With 59 seconds remaining in the half, Williamstown put on a show. Aaron Jones ran for 46 yards before Trey King carried for 21 yards to Valley’s 13-yard line. Jake Tracewell would cap off the drive by connection with Amus again, this time for a 13-yard TD pass to take a 21-8 lead going into half.
After halftime, Valley got the ball and desperately would need a score to keep the game from getting away from them.
They started on their own 31-yard line and had a good drive going until Matt White threw a ball up for grabs that was picked off at the 1-yard line by Williamstown.
The Yellow Jackets and Mike Adams would take over from there. Adams made plays time and again, punishing the Valley defense. The drive was capped off by a 21-yard TD pass from Jake Tracewell to Trey King which ended Valley’s chance at a comeback.
Williamstown would go on to win 45-8 and will face the undefeated third seed Wahama next week in what should be a memorable showdown in a Semifinal matchup in the Class A playoffs.