Lee Williams Volunteers shut down Vikings on the road
WILLIAMS - Dallas Morgan scored three touchdowns and Lee Williams High School recorded its second consecutive shutout with a 20-0 victory over the Williams Vikings Friday night.
It was the first road win for the Volunteers, who improve to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in Arizona's Division V.
Both the offensive and defensive lines were able to get good movement off the ball, opening gaping holes for Lee Williams' running backs and stuffing the run on the other side of the ball.
The Volunteers jumped out to a 14-0 halftime lead and the defense took control in the second half, coach Eugene Kramer said.
"They're playing very well, very high energy," he said. "Coach (Joe) Juelfs and our defensive staff have been putting together a great package every week."
Junior defensive tackle Jerry Jones (5-11, 195 pounds) recorded two quarterback sacks and recovered a fumble. He runs on a "high motor" and has good instincts, Kramer said.
Braxton Burgess and Paul Giglio came up with interceptions, Kaleb Smith pounced on a fumble and Russel Cottrell and Tristan Edwards broke through for sacks.
Morgan, playing at linebacker, did a good job getting the defense aligned in proper position and has emerged as a true leader, Kramer said.
The coach said he wasn't completely satisfied with the team's play in last week's 62-0 blowout of Greyhills Academy.
"We had to clean some things up as far as responsibilities, and we did that and it showed," Kramer said. "We opened huge holes on offense and made big plays with our blitz package."
The offense came away empty in the red zone a couple of times against Williams and Kramer said he'd like to have those situations back.
Jason Ruiz ran for 100 yards and Morgan gained 61 yards. Andrew Davis added 58 yards, including a 49-yard scamper that set up Morgan's third score. Quarterback Burgess completed two of his four passes, both to Landon Kramer, for 27 yards.
Lee Williams continues its road schedule at Camp Verde at 7 p.m. Friday.