The Williams Yellowjackets, along with two other county football teams, saw their season come to an end last Friday.
Williams pulled the Winters Warriors in the first round of Northern Section Playoffs. The Warriors were able to find the end zone at least once per quarter and took the win with a 34-12 final score.
“Our game, from the start, was a whole different scenario,” said Williams High School senior Mo Hernandez. “It was a playoff game. Nothing else mattered besides that night and unfortunately it didn’t go our way.”
The Warriors opened up the first quarter with a shutout and a14-0 lead.
“We didn’t put our heads down,” Hernandez said.
Williams pushed back offensively and found the end zone just before the half with a touchdown on a pass inside the ten yard line from Hernandez to Jerry Gomez.
The offense sputtered once again for Williams varsity football after the half, as the team was only able to manage a second-half six from an eight yard touchdown by Jayr Ramirez, giving Winters a 34-12 victory.
“We are proud of the growth we made this season,” stated Head Coach, Jeff Lemus. “As a coaching staff, we know what we have to improve on heading into next year’s season.”
Williams will loose 15 seniors from the roster in 2020 and leave a 4-7 overall record to close their 2019 season.
For Hernandez, Williams football will leave an everlasting memory in him.
“It was honor to be a part of this team,” said Hernandez. “Great talent and I learned a lot about myself. I wish nothing but the best for the upcoming juniors and seniors.” ■