Mistakes and big plays from Williamsburg’s Dalton Sizemore seemed to seal the Mountain Lions fate during the game.
“I can handle mistakes. I just don’t think we played hard,” stated Pineville head coach Bart Elam about his teams’ performance.
“The way we played, we haven’t played that way in about four or five years. I thought we didn’t play hard out of the gate.”
Williamsburg had much of its success from Sizemore. He gathered 146 yards through the air and added 79 yards on the ground.
Pineville had much of there success behind the hard running legs of Andrew Douglas. He powered his way to 33 well-deserved yards on 11 carries.
Pineville’s achilles heel was the turnovers throughout the game. The Mountain Lions had 7 turnovers in the game with most of them coming by way of fumble.
The game opened up promising for the Mountain Lions as they were able to hold the Yellow Jackets to a punt on their first possession.
Quarterback Jamie Roan used play-action and hooked up with Dalton Ledbetter for a 25-yard pass on the Lions’ first play from scrimmage, but three plays later Pineville lost a fumble in the backfield and Williamsburg recovered.
They capitalized on Pineville’s mistake by advancing the ball 60 yards down the field on 7 plays. Jefferson Patrick would punch the ball into the endzone on a 3-yard run. He would then do the same thing on the 2-point conversion, making the score 8 – 0 with 4:25 remaining in the first.
On the ensuing possession, Pineville would start the drive off on their own 25-yard-line. The Lions got a 12-yard run from Douglas, but were forced to punt three plays later after Roan was sacked.
Williamsburg drove from their own 25-yard-line all the way down the field. Sizemore connected on three big pass plays to get his team inside the Pineville 7-yard-line.
Chase Lowrie then ran in from 7 yards for the touchdown, bringing the score to 14 – 0 after a failed 2-point conversion with 12.2 seconds remaining in the first.
Pineville opened up the second quarter with the ball after a 30 minute heat delay. The Mountain Lions went four and out after some hard running from Conner Ford.
Williamsburg would make a mistake on the punt attempt, not only roughing the kicker but also by throwing an illegal block.
That set up the Lions at the Yellow Jacket 45-yard-line. Douglas and Ford would traded attempts running the ball and as they advanced the Mountain Lions to the 27-yard-line.
A holding penalty backd up the Lions and then Roan intercepted by Patrick.
A couple of Pineville sacks had the Jackets facing a 4th & 19. Sizemore scooped up a bad snap on the Williamsburg punt and got around the right side for a 20-yard gain and a first down.
Two penalties again pushed the Yellow Jackets back and they were forced to punt. On the return, Ford muffed the catch and Williamsburg recovered the ball on Pineville’s 47-yard-line.
Sizemore would yet again march his team down the field, with the help of a questionable pass interference call. He connected with Logan Hamblin on a 13 yard pass, which placed Williamsburg on the 1-yard-line.
Partick punched the ball in the endzone for another score. Sizemore would hit Micah Purdie for the 2-point conversion, making the score 22 – 0 with 50 seconds remaining in the half.
The Mountains Lions got the ball to start the second half, but were forced to punt after two incomplete passes from Roan and a run for no gain from Ford.
Williamsburg would also be forced to punt after a holding penalty and two incomplete passes from Sizemore.
After a four and out by Pineville, the Yellow Jackets would receive the ball back. Skyler Griffith returned the punt to the 1-yard-line, but it was brought back to the 24 after a clipping penalty.
Williamsburg then connected on two big passes to put them back within the Pineville 4-yard-line. Hamblin would score on the next play, taking an option pitch from Sizemore into the end zone to make it 28 – 0 after a failed 2-point conversion.
The lost another fumble on their first drive of the fourth quarter and Williamsburg took advantage again. Sizemore capped a quick drive with a 5-yard TD run, bringing the score to 34 – 0 with 9:02 to play.
Williamsburg recovered another Lion fumble on the Pineville 39-yard-line. Hamblin took over quarterback duties for the Yellow Jackets and completed all four of his passes, including a 19-yard touchdown to Griffith, that set the final at 40-0.
Pineville (1-2) will play at Lynn Camp next Friday at 8 p.m. and will be looking to bounce back from the loss. Williamsburg (2-1) hosts Leslie County next week.
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For Pineville Gary Hurst was named the offensive player of the game and Tyler Evans was the defensive player of the game.
Earning the honors for Williamsburg was Sizemore on offense and Patrick on defense.
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Williamsburg 14 8 6 12 — 40
Pineville 0 0 0 0 — 0
W — Jefferson Patrick 3 run (Patrick run)
W — Chase Lowrie 7 run (run fail)
W — Patrick 1 run (Micah Purdie pass from Dalton SIzemore)
W — Logan Hamblin 4 run (pass fail)
W — Sizemore 5 run (pass fail)
W — Skylar Griffith 19 pass from Hamblin (run fail)
First Downs 20 7
Total Yards 347 73
Rushes-Yards 29-123 30-43
Passing Yards 224 30
Comp-Att-Int 18-28-0 3-10-2
Punts-Avg. 4-35.2 4-32.0
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 6-5
Penalties-Yards 11-120 3-29