Williams Hurts Ankle In Rivalry Game

It was looking good on Friday night for Chandler High School as they looked to be on the verge of beating rival Hamilton High School for the first time, but things fell apart for Chandler as star wide receiver Javon Williams injured his ankle and they also lost their starting quarterback in the contest.

Williams, had scored earlier in the contest when he was injured late in the second quarter. The 6-4, 180 pound pass catcher had coaches from four schools in the stadium watching him as Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Arizona State, and San Diego State all had coaches eyeballing Williams. He showed his toughness by coming back to finish a drive at the end of the first half, but was really bothered by the ankle in the second half.

"It's not too good," said Williams on Sunday afternoon. "It's real swollen and the doctor says it may be dislocated. I hurt it toward the end of the second quarter. I was blocking on the play and I was able to come back and finish a drive the last two minutes of the half. Things had been going well. I caught a touchdown the series before that."

In the second half Hamilton came back with a 28-21 victory to preserve their win streak over Chandler. Still, Williams' team is 4-2 on the season.

"The first two games were warm up games and I only played in the first quarter of those two," Williams recounted. "Then in the third game I kind of broke out and had seven catches for 187-yards and a touchdown. Since that game I've been doing a lot of blocking and decoy. I'm not a selfish player and I don't mind because other teams have been double and tripling me in coverage.

Last year Williams earned the recruiting attention with 30 receptions for 664 yards and eight touchdowns. He has a load of scholarship offers, mainly from the west coast but Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Arkansas have offered scholarships.

"I haven't made up my mind on where I am taking my visits yet," said Williams, who when asked did explain his interest in Oklahoma State. "I'm real high on Oklahoma State. I like the way they pass the ball and their receiver corps really impresses me. They've been winning games and doing it by throwing the ball a lot. That interests me."

We told Williams that we would check back with him, but it would appear that the ankle injury could keep him out or at least curtail his season for several weeks.

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