Thu., Jan 18, 2018  

 

 
 


s
 
 
 
Spacer

 

NSD 2017: Wetumpka friends, teammates sign scholarships






Wetumpka coach Tim Perry announces the signing of two Indians on Wednesday - Jay McDonald to West Alabama and Deondre Williams with Jackson State. (Staff Photo)

By Graham Dunn
RRS Editor
(February 1, 2017)

WETUMPKA - Deandre Williams and Jay McDonald grew up together playing basketball at the local YMCA.

In all of that time, neither expected to be sitting at a table in the Wetumpka High School gymnasium one day signing a scholarship to play college football.

The two seniors will get the chance at the next level with Williams signing with Jackson State and McDonald signing with West Alabama during a special ceremony on Wednesday.

“It’s a day you dream about,” McDonald said. “I grew up with Deandre talking about going to college one day. Here we are.”

McDonald was the key to Wetumpka’s success on defense this past season while Williams was a big component in the Indians’ offense.

“(Williams) had some big plays for us,” Wetumpka coach Tim Perry said. “He made a big run against Stanhope Elmore that looked like he was stopped at the line of scrimmage and went about 50 yards for a score. He had a couple of kickoff returns for touchdowns. He became very dangerous with the football in his hands.”

Perry called McDonald “a great practice player,” but that wasn’t a slight.

“He has a tremendous work ethic,” Perry said. “He is a great practice player (and gives) almost the same effort in practice as in a game. He started to emerge as a leader in the 10th grade. He has impeccable character, a great reputation in the classroom and on the field.”

Being in the same conference with local teams Alabama State and Alabama A&M, Williams said he is excited his family will be able to watch him play a couple of times a few miles up the road in Montgomery and Huntsville.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to come back here and play in front of family and friends,” Williams said. “This is a great opportunity for me and I plan to make the most of it.”

 


Bookmark and Share
Latest Updates
Adams Drugs
 
Wasden named Faulkner football coach
Success Unlimited set for football later this year
2018 CFP: Tide QB change risky but the difference
COLUMN: Presidential visit creates headaches for fans, media
2018 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Freshman impact lifts Bama to victory
2018 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Trinity alumn Pappanastos living the dream
2018 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Tide favorite on paper but not among CFB fans
2018 CFP CHAMPIONSHIP: Tide's Scott reaches journey's end with more than punting records
2018 CFP: Buggs has breakout game against Clemson
Son of late Kevin Turner making waves at Clemson

What's Happening
SportsTalk -RIVER REGION SPORTS, 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM, 12-2 p.m. (click to listen)
 
 
Wednesday
MBB - Auburn at Alabama, 6 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM/ SEC Network)
Thursday
CBB - Appalachian St at Troy (w/m), 12 p.m./7:15 p.m.
CBB - AUM (w/m) at Valdosta St, 5 p.m.
CBB - Faulkner (w/m) at Mobile, 5:30 p.m.
WBB - Texas A&M at Alabama, 7 p.m.
WBB - Auburn at LSU, 7 p.m.
Friday
 
 
High School
HSBB - AHSAA Boys Weekly Schedule (click)
HSBB - AHSAA Girls Weekly Schedule (click)
 

 

Untitled Document