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Football: Early return came even earlier for Sto-Rox's Williams

Written by Bill Allmann on .

Over the summer, it was reported that Sto-Rox would be starting its season without standout quarterback Lenny Williams. Williams suffered an injury at work to his non-throwing arm that looked like it would cause the senior to miss a game or two.

However, it's never a good idea to underestimate a senior in his last year. Williams threw just 13 passes in a 42-0 win over Shenango but completed 11 for 227 yards.

"Everyone was saying three or four weeks," Sto-Rox coach Dan Bradley said. "But no one talked to me and they didn't talk to Lenny. He was cleared last week, so we played him."

Williams' early return puts him in a much stronger position to graduate as the leading passer in WPIAL history. He started the year with over 5000 yards passing and last year passed for over 2000 and rushed for over 1000.

This Friday night, he'll play the first game under permanent lights at South Side's Rich Ashcroft Athletic Complex.