2016 36 Blitz: Somerset Briar Jumpers

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SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – Somerset football hit a rough patch in the briar.

After the 0-10 season in 2014, things righted last year.  Three of Somerset’s five losses were by single digits in 2015.

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With some extra birthdays now behind them since that 0-10 campaign, the Briar Jumpers are ready to bounce back and make a trip to Bowling Green.

If Somerset does indeed punch its ticket to state and claim the crown, the district of death would be complete in 2A…Danville, LCA and Middlesboro all have state titles.

The Jumpers are tired of being the odd men out.

Check out the video for this season’s preview as the 36 Blitz heads to Somerset.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com