When you’re slotted as a backup and special teams player, you need to make the most of your opportunities when your number is called.
Reyjon Williams did exactly that.
In an ugly game, Shasta College needed someone to step up and show some life in the 49-6 road loss to Butte College on Saturday. On the last play of the game, Williams raced around the left edge, cut up field and crossed the grain en route to a 65-yard touchdown run to keep the Knights from being shut out against the rival Roadrunners. For that, he’s the Redding Rancheria Player of the Game.
The scoring play was all Williams as he decided to not run up the middle, take the edge, made people miss and then quarterback Toren Tuttle, who could have sat back and waited for the game to end, raced downfield to give him the block that sprung him free at the Butte 10-yard line for the touchdown. Thats’s hustle, grit and the never-quit mentality head coach Bryon Hamilton demands of his players.
Williams, a 6-foot, 185-pound freshman out Roosevelt High School in Portland, Ore., finished with three carries for 72 yards in the game and his 65-yard run was the second-longest run of the year for the Knights. He paced the team in yardage as the Knights only racked up 191 yards of total offense in the game.
Redding Rancheria Player of the Game
Week 1 – No game
Week 2 – Tyler Boston | RB | So.
Week 3 – Maurice Outten | RB | Fr.
Week 4 – Jayden Gordon | RB | Fr.
Week 5 – Gavin Dobson | QB | Fr.
Week 6 – Gavin Dobson | QB | Fr.
Week 7 – Shasta Defense
Week 8 – Cameron Williams | WR | Fr.
Week 9 – Toren Tuttle | QB | Fr.
Week 10 – Reyjon Williams | RB | Fr.