BURBANK — In 12 minutes, James Williams showed off his awesome talents, from his catching skills to his vision in the backfield to his burst of speed.
With his team holding a six-point lead in the second quarter, Williams simply took over.
The Burbank High junior had three touchdowns in the quarter, starting with a four-yard touchdown run and ending with a school-record 99-yard kickoff return for a score. In between, he had a spectacular 26-yard touchdown reception in between three defenders.
Williams' second-quarter performance paved the way for a 50-12 nonleague victory Friday night against Inglewood at Memorial Field.
"He had outstanding plays," Burbank Coach Hector Valencia said. "He really showed off his talents. He can do it all."
Burbank running back Joseph Pendleton enjoyed watching his teammate run around — and through — Inglewood.
"It's fun to see what he's going to do," said Pendleton, who had his own rushing touchdown in the second quarter and finished with 62 yards in 12 carries. "You never know what he's going to pull off. It's exciting."