James Williams has seen limited playing time this season for the Burbank High football team. And the junior running back has contributed to his prolonged stints on the bench.
Williams is determined to make the most of every touch he gets on offense. As a result, the swift-footed ballcarrier has racked up some big performances in the first halves of games this season for the Bulldogs, which has usually led to huge leads by Burbank after the first two quarters. In an effort not to run up the score, Burbank Coach Hector Valencia has pulled his star for almost the entire second half during the majority of the teams' games.
"James is the best player in our league," Valencia said. "He is the best player who doesn't really get to play that much at all."
Admitting that his own success at running the ball is what has prompted his abbreviated playing time, Williams knows he shouldn't be in the game padding his stats late if his Bulldogs have a sizable lead.