For two straight weeks, Sussex Tech’s Timaun Williams has been a big-play machine.
In the opener against A.I. duPont, the senior defensive back took an interception 37 yards for a touchdown, putting the Ravens up 27-20. Tech held on for the 27-26 win.
Williams, who also plays fullback, tore through the Indian River defense in a 36-6 win the following week.
With touchdown runs of 43 and 28 in the first half, Williams carried the ball five times for 100 yards.
“He’s a little different,” Ravens’ head coach Mark Quillin said. “He’s got that short stature so sometimes by the time you blink, he’s past you.”
There are not too many times a fullback also can play cornerback. And like in week one, Williams came up with another interception that set up a touchdown for the Ravens.
Leaping into the air, he picked off Indian River quarterback Jacob Hudson’s pass, which set up a touchdown for running back Pat Griffin, giving the Ravens a 29-0 lead.
As for being a tinier fullback, Williams said it was something Delmar did when Quillin was a coach there. Griffin is the much bigger, bruising back who played fullback last season with Kani Kane as tailback.
But with Williams’ speedy advantage, playing as a fullback adds another dimension to the Tech running offense.
“I’m easier to hide behind the line and most of the backers don’t see me,” Williams said. “When I run the trap, it’s easier for me to cut.”
Williams, Griffin and running back Isaiah Brown will all be needed for the Ravens to keep winning games.
In its home opener, Tech faces Laurel (1-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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