Kaiya Sheron leads Somerset to huge road victory, earns Player of the Week

Published: Nov. 20, 2019 at 6:05 PM EST
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If you watch Somerset's Kaiya Sheron, you learn pretty fast that he's a good football player.

"You watch him go from a kid that plays the quarterback position to being a quarterback," Robbie Lucas said, Sheron's head football coach.

Last Friday was no exception, as Sheron accounted for 18 of Somerset's 28 points in their 28-26 win over Lexington Christian. So you would think Sheron would take most of the credit. But he gives all the credit to his teammates.

"I got athletes all over the field. In our backfield we got huge kids that run hard makes it easy on me and our lineman are insane," Sheron said about his teammates. "I can't remember the last time I got sacked."

Sheron also has someone else to thank for his success.

"He's like my second father he's actually my godfather so it helps out in our relationship," Sheron said about Coach Lucas. "He can tell me what I need to hear and not baby and caudle me through my high school career."

Working with family isn't always an easy thing to do.

"'We have a good relationship - it's a tough relationship sometimes. I can say and do things to him that I probably couldn't say and do to others, which makes it a lot easier on me probably not so much on him," Lucas said.

But having family on the field, well there's nothing like it.

"I've got two daughters, I've never had the opportunity to coach a son in football so this opportunity to coach him and be with him is special," Lucas said about Sheron.

The godfather-godson duo has worked pretty well so far, as the Briar Jumpers avenged their only loss of the season with their win over Lexington Christian. Somerset turns their attention to McLean County in the third round. The Cougars are 8-4 on the season after a 37-36 win over Owensboro Catholic.

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