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Briar Jumpers get best of Russell County
In Sept. 9 Issue

The Russell County Lakers fell on the gridiron Friday night in a lopsided game against the homestanding Somerset Briar Jumpers, 63-19.

The Jumpers found paydirt on their first eight offensive possessions en route to the victory while the Lakers struggled to get any offensive flow going during the game and ended the game with five turnovers.

"I'm going to have to search hard and deep for some positives," Laker coach Bill Sharp said after the game.

"We've got to find a way to be mentally tougher, we've got to find a way to practice harder."

Leading up to the game against the Briar Jumpers, Sharp said his team had several bad practices.

"They've got to understand that for us to be a good football team we've got to do the little things in practice that make us better," he said. "We have to practice with focus, intensity and try to make each other better."

One of the few Laker bright spots amidst the Somerset scores was a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Laker senior Jeron Hammond in the first quarter.

Laker tailback Nick Britt scored on a 77-yard scamper in the third quarter and again on a 4-yard run late in the final quarter, giving Russell County their three scores.

But miscues and turnovers were the theme of the night for Russell County as the Jumpers capitalized on the chances given.

The Lakers only garnered four first downs on the night as Somerset racked up 18 first downs.

"We've got a long ways to go as far as the integrity of being great ballplayers," Sharp said.

"We've got some talent but we didn't live up to our potential tonight … and that falls back on me as the head football coach."

He said he and his staff would evaluate every position as well as both the offensive and defensive plays and play calling and special teams this coming week in preparation for the Pulaski County Maroons, who fell in an overtime heartbreaker to Henry Clay Friday night.

"We go right out of the frying pan into the fire," Sharp said.

"It is what it is, we've got to grow up and get better and trust each other."

The 1-1 Lakers host the Maroons at 7 p.m. on Friday at Finley Field.

Britt  led the Lakers in rushing with 15 carries for 137 yard and two touchdowns, Taylor Hutchison rushed once for 13 yards and Jeron Hammond caught two passes for 17 yards and a the kickoff return touchdown. Through the air Cross was 3-9 for 11 yards and two interceptions.

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