POW 7: Caprock Longhorn's Tarik Williams
The guy catching the snaps for the Caprock Longhorns has been anticipating the moment for quite sometime.
"We knew when he was middle school kid what kind of athlete he could be," said head coach Dan Sherwood.
Tarik Williams is only a sophomore, but plays beyond his years.
"He’s just older than his age," said Sherwood. "I can’t say that enough about him. He just wants to be great. He’s handled it really well, i don’t think there is any stage too big for him.”
Williams led the longhorns to their first district win 48-21 over cross -town rival Palo Duro. He tallied 226 passing yards, 103 on his feet, and six touchdowns.
“You know, I had to come out and play my hardest because it was my first varsity experience, and the good thing about it is that I had a great team behind me that had a positive attitude and had great energy on the field and came out with a victory on the field, and that’s just a great opportunity," said Williams.
"We all knew he could run the football very well," said Sherwood. "But his arm and his accuracy has gotten much better. And he also did a really good job throwing on the run."
Sherwood has two more years to look forward to with Williams- and anticipates his success not only with the ball in his hands, but with his teammates.
"He is also a very good enthusiastic emotional leader for our football team and to ask that out of a sophomore starting quarterback, it’s something very good to see," said Sherwood.
"Well my goal is to number one have a positive attitude, and the second is to just play my hardest, make it to the first round of playoffs, and maybe go even farther," said Williams.
Caprock has one district foe down, and four more to go.