WILLIAMSBURG WILDCATS Division V, Region 20 Head Coach: Scott Lefker & Trevor Foster, 19-11 @ Williamsburg, three years) 2010 Record: 7-3, 2-2
Overview: The Wildcats have won 19 games over the past three seasons and have no playoff appearances to show for it. To get to the next level Williamsburg must knock off Summit Country Day and run the table against their next three opponents if they want to play in November. There is very little margin for error if the Wildcats want to make their first post-season appearance since 2001. The balance within the classes and talent is there, the teamís focus must go hand in hand with those traits to achieve the ultimate success.
The trademark of this Williamsburg team will be the defense. The Wildcats will come with pressure. End Jordan Wright registered 13.0 sacks as a sophomore in 2011. Despite missing half his junior year due to injury linebacker Michael Posey has posted 12.5 career sacks. The front seven adds depth with linebackers Mason Hall and Tyler Boggs. Up front Tanner Supe, Ryan Boggs, Tyler Frazee, Mike Ellison and Dalton Smith all have made plays at the varsity level. The secondary of Lane Edmisten, Dakota Hoeppner and Josh Gerlock are solid.
The offense has big shoes to fill at the skill positions. Edmisten is in the hunt to replace his brother at quarterback. Hall and fellow sophomore, Blake Vize and along with Hoeppner will see carries at running back. It is imperative that one of them emerge as the go-to-guy and establish the face of the ground game. They will run behind the monstrous Andrew Dean, Posey and crew. Foes canít forget to game plan for receivers Timmy Ward and Shane Jeffers or they are going to get burned.
The special teams will be instrumental in several wins in 2012. Kicker Kendall Young hit 34-of-36 extra points as a junior. Jeffers will handle punting duties for a second year. Both Jeffers and Hall are capable of taking it to the house in the return game.