Vincent - Since a season-opening loss to two-time defending W.Va. Class A state champion Wheeling Central, the Williamstown Yellowjackets have been nothing short of dominant.
The Terry Smith-coached squad not only is 5-0 since week two, but has outscored its opponents 177-14.
The offense has clicked on the ground and in the air while the defense has been suffocating. It’s what folks have come to expect from Williamstown football since Smith took over.
Last week, the ‘Jackets defeated rival St. Marys 35-0, the defense’s third shutout of the season. It sets up an intriguing matchup this Friday as Williamstown’s vaunted D travels to Washington County to take on a Warren offense that is averaging 38.5 points per game this season.
“I think we match up alright,” Smith said. “(Warren’s) certainly improved quite a bit. They look really good. They throw the ball around and they catch the ball well. They’ve got some good athletes.”
Junior quarterback Kurt Taylor leads the Warren offense, with Evan Gandee and Brandon Simoniette forming one of the top receiving duos in the state. Taylor this season is 107 for 160 passing for 1,652 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. Gandee has 36 receptions for 635 yards and nine touchdowns while Simoniette has caught 37 balls for 588 yards and six TDs.