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By Brian Hess
Sports Editor 

With Two Weeks Left in Regular Season, Williamsburg Strives for a Victory

Game of the Week


October 17, 2019

Gary M. Baranec

Williamsburg's Drew Hileman (27) escapes a tackle attempt by Northern Bedford's Kyler States during action Oct. 4 at Williamsburg High School. The Blue Pirates, who are looking for their first win, will host Everett at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in their home finale. Everett has one victory in eight games.

With two weeks remaining in high school football's regular season, one Cove team is still searching for its elusive first victory.

Williamsburg, with an 0-8 record, will play its home finale Friday night, Oct. 18. The Blue Pirates' opponent is the Everett Warriors, who enter play with one victory in eight changes.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Field.

Everett has scored just 49 points in eight games while allowing 207. The Warriors lost their first six games before knocking off Mount Union, 21-16, in Week 7. The 21 points are the most the team has scored in 2019.

Williamsburg has scored 141 points while allowing 341. The Blue Pirates put up a season-high 24 points against Moshannon Valley in Week 6, 44-24. WHS has not been shut out this season, while Everett has been blanked three times.

Since 2004, Everett leads the series against Williamsburg, 13-2. WHS won in 2006, 16-0, and 2016, 22-13.


The Warriors are averaging 115.2 total yards per game - 58.3 rushing and 57.9 passing. The team has scored just seven touchdowns on the season - three rushing, two passing, one by fumble recovery and one by an interception return.

Senior Cameron Mellott has 231 rushing yards on 79 carries, both team highs. Sophomore Calvin Iseminger has 28 carries for 102 rushing yards and one touchdown. Sophomore quarterback Malex Akers has the team's other two rushing touchdowns.

Akers has completed 33 of his 103 pass attempts for 463 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions. Sophomore Jadin Zinn has 10 catches for 271 receiving yards and one touchdown, all Warrior highs.

Mellott leads Everett with 298 all-purpose yards. Junior Brandon Mills is second at 271. Iseminger follows with 172 all-purpose yards.

Defensively, senior Luis Saldivar has a team-high 26 tackles. two quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries. Junior Elijah Wood is second with 25 tackles, while senior Hunter Browning is third with 24.

Senior Logan Propst has two quarterback sacks.

Iseminger leads the team with three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Akers and senior Kolby Weaver each have two interceptions.


The Blue Pirates are averaging just 77 total yards - 67 rushing and 11 passing. Williamsburg has 16 touchdowns in 2019 - seven each by the run and pass, one by a fumble recovery and one by a punt return.

Junior Tyler Clark has carried the ball 57 times for 330 rushing yards and four touchdowns, all team highs.

Senior Adam Uplinger has thrown for 608 yards, 10 interceptions and four touchdowns on 58-for-105 passing. Sophomore Lambert Palmer has completed 29 of his 69 passing attempts for 347 yards, six interceptions and three touchdowns. Junior Wes McCall has team high of 21 receptions and 289 receiving yards to go along with three touchdown receptions. Palmer has caught 13 passes for 171 receiving yards and one touchdowns, while Uplinger has 169 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions on 10 catches. Junior Drew Hileman has 13 catches for 128 receiving yards.

Clark leads the Blue Pirates with 619 all-purpose yards. McCall is second at 489, followed by Palmer (264), Hileman (250) and junior Ian Crouch (216).

Defensively, Palmer has a team-high 49 tackles, followed by Clark with 48 and McCall with 43.

Clark and sophomore Sam Eger each have 1.5 quarterback sacks.

Clark and Crouch have three and two fumble recoveries, respectively.


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