"Most games we've played, we've been getting the best shot of some of the best teams in the state,'' said Sam Fox, whose team has weathered a demanding schedule featuring 14 Class AAA teams. "I still don't believe we've played up to our ability. Each game it seems we put together one good half of soccer.''
Williamstown captured only its second sectional championship and first since 2008 last week to advance. The Yellowjackets are unbeaten in their last 13 matches, including nine wins and four ties, and have won their last three by shutout.
"They've had a great season,'' said Sam Fox of the Wood County school. "They've only lost one game and to do that is special. To win their section they had to beat some good teams.
"I think we just need to play our game. If we can play up to our abilities, we should do OK. We have to play aggressive and possess the ball. If we can do those things, we'll get a good result.''
In other regional games today, No. 6 Fairmont Senior takes on No. 4 Weir in Region 1, No. 15 Philip Barbour plays No. 7 Bridgeport in Region 2 and No. 11 Bluefield faces No. 12 Pocahontas County in Region 3.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.