Lexington Yellow Jackets face off against North Forsyth Vikings

The Vikings from North Forsyth practice their quarterback to running back exchange in preparation for tonight’s game against Lexington.

Lexington Yellow Jackets face off against North Forsyth Vikings
October 06
09:15 2016

Photos by Timothy Ramsey



North Forsyth was scheduled to play Western Guilford this afternoon but with the Hornets not able to fill a Junior Varsity roster this season, the Vikings will switch gears and take on the Yellow Jackets of Lexington High.

Lexington head coach Chuck Henderson said he wants his team to show up and compete.  He says since they are not familiar with the style of play the Vikings use, they will “do the best job we can do at what we do.”  The Yellow Jackets currently have a record of 1-2 and are hoping to get to .500 with a victory against the Vikings.

“We want to try and get them running sideways so that we can run vertical,” said Henderson.  “We try to swing the ball and get guys into space.  We like to take advantage by trying to outflank them and get speed on the perimeter.”

Coach Henderson says he feels the season has been going well thus far.  He said they have a lot of freshman on the team and with five sophomores playing varsity it adds more inexperience to the team. According to Henderson this is a good and bad thing because it takes away from the team’s overall experience but also gives some of the younger guys more playing time.

North Forsyth is also looking to even their win-loss record at 3-3 with a victory tonight.  Viking head coach David Hill said he will look at some film of the Yellow Jacket team to get an idea of their style of play.  He says it will give them an opportunity to see the areas where they are strong along with being able to point out any team weaknesses.

The Vikings are also in the midst of a quarterback change ,with their starter moving up to play on the varsity level. Hill said he thinks his team will play well regardless of who is playing behind center.

“Whoever we have at the quarterback position, the kids have responded well. We have to just go with it and get through the game and whatever happens, happens,” Hill said.

Hill said his team has played hard every snap this entire season.  He says that is one of the main principles he and his staff like to imprint on their players.

“A lot of our kids come in from youth programs, and one of the things we teach from day one is finishing the game.  You will look at our sideline and we may have 30 kids and you may look at other sidelines and they have double the amount so we condition the kids and have them prepared to play hard.”

Coach Henderson says his JV team went 5-0 in conference play last year so he would like to achieve the same mark this year.  He says his team has improved incrementally each week.  His goal for his team is to eliminate the mental mistakes that come along with a young team.  He believes by the end of the year his team will be mentally sharp.

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