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Williams’ offense erupts in win over Trinity

Over the past few seasons, while the Williams Yellowjackets have had one of the top passing offenses in the Mid-Valley area, they have struggled mightily with the run.

However, that pattern has been changing this year, and fully manifested itself last Friday night at McCarl Field when the ‘Jackets proved to be ungracious hosts as they turned in their best offensive performance of the season, rolling up 454 yards on the ground, in a 46-20 win over the Trinity Wolves.

It was obviously a huge night for the offense, led by senior Jayr Ramirez who ran absolutely wild, carrying 20 times for 366 yards and four touchdowns.

It was, according to coach Jeff Lemus, one of the best individual performances in Yellowjacket history, and just 29 yards shy of the school record set by Fernando Rodriguez in 2014.

Also having a productive night for Williams was Omar Lomeli who passed for 94 yards and one

touchdown while running for another.

In all, it was an effort that Lemus was very pleased to see.

“It was impressive.  Our o-line played well and was often to the second level.  Coach Bateman did a great job planning and calling the offense.  We knew what we wanted to do and had a lot of success,” Lemus said.

On the defensive side of the ball, the ‘Jackets are continuing to improve as well, and are getting inspired play from linebacker Lorenzo Ruvalcaba who in collecting a team-high 14 tackles, has recorded 103 for the season and is fourth in the Northern Section in that category.

Also reaching double digits in tackles in the contest was Miguel Rivera with 12 and Arturo Ornelas who made 10 for the defense that also forced three fumbles.

With the win, Williams (7-2, 4-0) remains atop the Mid-Valley League standings and concludes the regular season Friday night in Hamilton City against a Braves squad that is winless in conference play.

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