Varsity Xtra: Sto-Rox QB finding comfort zone after tough start

Written by Mike White on .

In this week's Varsity Xtra cover story, Post-Gazette writer Mike White profiles Sto-Rox quarterback Lenny Williams. Click here to read his story.

2013 1018 StoRox Football(Photo: On his way to becoming the most prolific passer in the history of WPIAL football, Lenny Williams has had to overcome plenty in his life. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

"The most prolific passing quarterback in the history of WPIAL football is sitting on a couch in his living room, staring at a glass cabinet filled with his trophies and memorabilia. Everything feels "cool" to Lenny Williams, and it has nothing to do with his leg being wrapped in ice after just finishing a Sto-Rox practice.

Williams feels calmer and cooler now that the chase for the passing record is over. He is much more at ease with life, not having the anger issues that used to get him in trouble in his younger years.

And he is at peace these days with the great uncle who shot and killed his father when Williams was 2.

Leonard Lindsay Williams Jr. is a 17-year-old senior at Sto-Rox High School who etched his name in the record books in successive games. On Oct. 4, he broke the WPIAL record for career touchdown passes and last Saturday he broke the record for passing yardage. He now has 7,369 yards passing and 92 touchdowns."