DeShawn Williams and the Daniel Lions got some revenge Friday night when they defeated the team that prevented them from winning a state championship last year.
“It was a big win. We beat Clinton. They knocked us out last year. They were defending champs. We had it out for them,” said Williams.
DeShawn was a major force on defense in the win over Clinton.
“I had nine tackles, two tackles for loss and two hurries. I now have 99 tackles on the season. I am just one shy of my goal,” said Williams.
The top lineman gets a chance to lead Daniel against one of the top programs in South Carolina this weekend.
“This week we play South Pointe. I think we are going to do real good. Everyone is real focused. We are ready to play. They have big time players over there, but we will show them what a small AAA school from Clemson can do,” said Williams.
Daniel has played all of their games away from home this year because of construction on a new stadium.
“We missed having home field advantage. We always had to rush to get our stuff and get on the road. We had those long trips on the bus. We are used to it now. The playoffs are just another road trip now,” said Williams.
DeShawn was back in the Valley to watch the Tigers defeat the Pack.
“I knew they were going to win. You have to have faith in each other and they do. I was proud of the defense. They really stepped up a lot. They kept giving the ball back to the offense,” said Williams.
Former teammate Nuke Hopkins is showing everyone what DeShawn has known for a long time.
“DeAndre played good Saturday. He will be making plays like that for the next three years,” said Williams.
The Clemson coaches keep in touch with the future Tiger defensive tackle.
“I talked to coach Scott on Wednesday. I talk to coach Brooks a lot. Coach Scott told me not to worry about not making the Shrine Bowl. He told me some big time players don’t make it. They just tell me to be ready to help when I get there. There is not much depth coming back next year,” said Williams.