Williams sparks Lancaster to victory

Herald correspondentSeptember 17, 2011 

— Shaq Williams did not start Friday's road game against Spring Valley at quarterback.

Williams, who is the team's usual starter, spent the first two series on the sidelines, due to a coaches' decision. Backup quarterback Kaderrious Jackson got the nod under center.

The result was two total yards, which resulted in punts.

Then, Lancaster coach Bennie McMurray inserted Williams in the line-up as the first quarter was winding to a close.

Williams, a senior, provided an instant spark as the Bruins took off from that point for a 42-22 road victory.

On his third play from scrimmage, Williams sped through the Vikings' defense on a keeper and raced 38 yards into the end zone. Ironically, Jackson, who switched to wide receiver, provided a crucial block which Williams used to elude the final defender.

On the next Bruin possession, Williams continued his magic. He got around the end on another keeper for a 38-yard gain to the 9 yard line. Two plays later, he was once again in the end zone, this time after a 14-yard scamper around the left end.

If that were not enough, Williams wowed the crowd after breaking two tackles and weaving through the Vikings' defense for a 46-yard run. He then gained 17 yards on two carries to set up the final Bruins score of the first half, a Brandan Reese 1-yard run.

When the first-half smoke had finally cleared, Williams ran for 172 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns.

As a defensive back, he intercepted a pass in the end zone to stop the Bruins. Two plays later, he connected with running back Roy Watts on an 84-yard score, putting Lancaster in control, 35-0, early in the third quarter. He later connected on a 70-yard touchdown pass to complete the Bruins' offensive explosion.

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