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Minutemen face tough test

November 15, 2012
By Andrew Davis Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

Lewis County will be looking for a second-straight upset win when it visits No. 3 George Washington for second round Class AAA playoffs action on Friday.

The contest will be played in Charleston and kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

"We're excited to play George Washington," Lewis County coach Eddie Vincent said. "Last week was our first-ever playoff victory, hopefully we can get our second one this week."

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Lewis County coach Eddie Vincent, right, and Skylar Carlton talk on the sidelines during a recent contest. The Minutemen will travel to George Washington on Friday.

No. 11 Lewis County (8-2), which is coming off a 24-23 win over University last Friday, is led by running backs Caleb Butcher, Chris Gum and Mark Metzgar.

Metzgar finished with 93 yards rushing last week and scored a touchdown. He also had a 23-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Quarterback Braden Montgomery had 94 yards passing, while receiver Skylar Carlton added 94 yards receiving for the Minutemen.

"We need our skill guys to have big games and we need to be able to run the ball," Vincent said. "Our offensive line is going to have to come out and play well."

George Washington (9-2) defeated Hurricane 35-10 in the first round last week. The Patriots are led by Division I recruit Ryan Switzer, who has already signed with North Carolina.

Switzer, who was last year's Kennedy Award winner, had 109 yards rushing and four touchdowns last week. He also had 96 yards receiving and has gone over 2,000 yards rushing this season.

"Switzer will be very tough to handle," Vincent said. "I think he is the fastest football player in the state.

Receiver Jordan Clay and quarterback Trever Bell are other key player for George Washington.

"They have a lot weapons," Vincent said. "We have to play our best to have any chance to win."



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