Messenger Offensive Player of the Week

Messenger Offensive Player of the Week
Messenger Offensive Player of the Week

DeAndrez Williams
    School:    Union City
    Grade:    Junior
    Height:    5-9
    Weight:    171
    Pos.: Running back

By the numbers: The speedy Williams, also a track standout at UCHS, had his most productive night on the gridiron last week despite the Tornadoes’ 21-15 loss to Trinity Christian Academy. Attacking the flanks with great success, Williams — affectionately known as Snickers — had personal highs of 134 yards and 17 carries, and also caught two passes for 25 yards. He eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the second time this season, helped by five runs of 10 or more yards.
Sound bite: “We’re trying to develop him into a go-to guy, somebody we can count on against quality competition,” UC head coach Darren Bowling said of Williams. “He obviously has the speed, but we need him to be a little tougher and make better cuts at times. He’s showed some signs of becoming a good back. We just need him to be consistent and to continue working hard — both on the field and in the weight room.”
HONORABLE MENTION: Keylon Hyde, UC sophomore fullback, the top rusher in all of Obion County, Hyde posted his third 100-yard game with 115 yards to put him over 700 running yards with the season just half over. J.P. Fowler, SF sophomore wingback, caught three JaQuay Garmon passes for 84 yards — highlighted by a pretty 50-yard touchdown grab — and also rushed nine times for 36 yards.

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