WMS football sets goal for second title

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 Staff Report

The Williston Middle School are defending Suwannee Middle School Athletic Conference (SMAC) champions finishing last year’s season with only one loss and a dominant performance in the championship game.

Again this year WMS is off to a great start having won both games so far by large margins. Williston opened the season by defeating PK Young 20-8.

Two offensive plays highlighted the victory; a remarkable catch by Cameron Oliver and then a rush by Oliver which slashed into the Blue Wave secondary and set the momentum in Williston’s favor. A defensive score by Jalen Days on a 70 yard interception return for a touch down sealed PK’s fate.

The following week Williston traveled to Chiefland for yet another impressive performance defeating rival Indians by a score of 52-12. Williston’s 34-0 lead early in the second quarter gave the opportunity for the Red Devils to play their second string more than the starters for the remainder of the game.

Special teams play has been a big factor in Williston’s success as they have scored on both punts and kickoff returns this year. The defense has also been a large factor with Williston outscoring its’ opponents by a margin of 72-20 in their first two games.

The Red Devils played their last road game on Sept. 24 in Bradford before playing their last three regular season games at home facing Lake Butler Oct. 1, Dixie County Oct.8, and Ft. White Oct. 15.

The SMAC championship game is set for Oct. 22 and if Williston continues the style of play they have demonstrated so far this year should be favored to win.