PHS Williams Featured by AHSAA
|PHS Williams Featured by AHSAA|
From the Alabama High School Athletic Association....
Trent Williams spent his junior football season in 2008 catching lots and lots of passes for Phillips High School of Bear Creek. In fact, he hauled in 52 receptions for 835 yards and 12 touchdowns on the way to gathering All-State honors.
And as a result, the Bears led the AHSAA in scoring with 52.4 points in 11 games.
This year, Coach Gary McCarley asked Williams to move to quarterback, the position his son Adam vacated upon graduation last spring after totaling 3,877 total yards and 48 touchdowns (35 passing, 13 rushing) in ‘08.
It turned out to be a brilliant move as Class 1A Phillips opened the 2009 season last Thursday night with a 62-16 win over Tharptown as Williams completed 16-of-25 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions on offense and rushed for two touchdowns and had four tackles and an interception on defense.
Williams’ performance grabbed the top spot in the first Alabama High School Athletic Association Spotlight of the 2009 football season.
Williams’ effort edged out a number of other strong performances, including those turned in by Fairview senior quarterback Trett Hardman and Baldwin County senior running back Charleston Gandy.
Hardman, who has already committed to Samford, finished with 377 yards total offense in a 35-26 win over Vinemont. He passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 111 and one touchdown.
Gandy needed only 18 carries to net 324 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns -- runs of 27, 42, 32, 56 and 67 yards -- in the Tigers’ wild 55-40 victory over Baker. He also caught an 18-yard TD pass for a sixth score.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009