Lewis County proved it deserves its spot in the high school football post season with an upset win over University on Friday. This Friday, the No. 11 Minutemen face No. 3 George Washington.
Against University the first half went great for LCHS. Mark Metzger was a play-maker and the team wanted to win so bad, the boys were willing to do anything to make it happen.
Lewis hits the road for a second week in a row, looking to extend its eight-game winning streak. Head Coach Eddie Vincent said desire and determination have helped his team win and the Minutemen will have to give their best effort against G.W., and then some. Lewis County will have to play a perfect game, but anything can happen. The Minutemen proved that on Friday against.
Coach Vincent said his team has not been doing anything different, the Minutemen have just transformed into a different team. Lewis County is now a team with confidence and swagger. Coach Vincent attributes the win streak to good senior leadership.
Coach Vincent expects the Patriots to spread it out in both their running and passing game.
Coach Edwards said he knows Lewis County will play hard and take advantage of opportunities. The Minutemen will be ready to play and are well-coached.
George Washington Head Coach Steve Edwards, Jr. said his team needs to keep doing what it's been doing, and do it a little better. The Patriots will have to play hard, execute and keep their minds in the ball game.
Coach Edwards said G.W. doesn't have any special formula but it wouldn't be smart if they didn't hand the ball to star running back Ryan Switzer as much as possible. Switzer's success is not just about his abilities, it's also about the line's blocking and the team being patient. Many teams have keyed in on him before and Lewis County is expected to do the same thing. Switzer is last year's Kennedy Award winner and has committed to play at UNC. He is probably the best player in the state.
Kickoff is set for Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
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