Senior quarterback Lenny Williams, who envisions his Sto-Rox team knocking off Clairton at the top of Class A in the WPIAL.
By Mike White Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
One of the top double-threat quarterbacks in the WPIAL. Last season, Williams rushed for 1,189 yards on 151 carries and completed 127 of 227 for 2,237 yards for a team that lost in the WPIAL Class A title game for the second year in a row to Clairton. Williams, a starter since his freshman year, has a little more than 5,300 career passing yards and a chance at the WPIAL record of 7,162. But he could miss some early season action after his left hand was hurt in a landscaping accident. The injury required surgery, and Williams' status for the first few games is uncertain.
Williams has scholarship offers from Rutgers, Temple, Akron, Bowling Green and Robert Morris. It is not certain what position he will play in college.
OUR QUESTIONS, HIS ANSWERS
For starters, how is the hand? It's good. I just went to the doctor, and they said it's healing fast.
Is there a timetable for your return? Not really. I'd say I'm still questionable for the first game. I go back to the doctor Aug. 29. I'm starting to use it more. This week, I might take shotgun snaps.
Will you ever trim hedges again? Probably not [laugh]. Maybe weed-whacking is more for me.
Missing some time might hurt your chances at the WPIAL passing record. Does that matter? I'm not going to say it doesn't matter. I would like to get the record, but it's not the first thing on my mind.
Do you care what position you will play in college? No. I've been thinking about quarterback, but I want to go as far as I can with football. My dream is to play in the NFL, so quarterback probably wouldn't be my thing for that. I don't mind playing receiver or defense.
Your school cut the softball and baseball programs for financial reasons. Do you guys wonder if Sto-Rox will be around that much longer? Always. But people have been saying for years that the school is going to shut down, and it hasn't. The way it's going now, though, it seems like there is more of a chance.
Does Clairton lose a game this year? Yeah. I'm not one to talk a lot, but when we get to Heinz Field [for the WPIAL championship], I'll let that do the talking.