High School Football

East St. Louis senior to be honored by National Football Foundation

East St. Louis’ Terrion Williams (55) runs in for the touchdown vs. Libertyville during Saturday’s playoff game at Clyde Jordan Stadium.
East St. Louis’ Terrion Williams (55) runs in for the touchdown vs. Libertyville during Saturday’s playoff game at Clyde Jordan Stadium. For the News-Democrat

East St. Louis football star Terrion Williams has been selected as one of the top 25 high school players in the St. Louis metropolitan area by the National Football Foundation’s St. Louis/Tom Lombardo chapter.

Williams will be honored at the National Football Foundation’s 26th Annual Awards banquet to be held Sunday, May 6 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis. There, Williams will be introduced and will be presented with a plaque. The event starts at 4:45 p.m.

The defensive lineman and outside linebacker, named by Flyers head coach Darren Sunkett as one of the key players in a very successful 2017 season, will graduate from East St. Louis Senior High School in the spring, after registering 102 tackles and seven sacks during his final year with the Flyers.

“Terrion played a major role for our football team the past three years,” Sunkett said. “He exemplified great leadership and character as a student-athlete for our high school. We wish Terrion the greatest success as he moves on in life.”

Williams helped lead East St. Louis to an 11-2 record last season. The Flyers were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the state football playoffs, dominating Libertyville and Buffalo Grove high schools in rounds one and two before being edged out by Chicago Mount Carmel, 21-18 in the third round.

Also named a member of the Belleville News-Democrat’s 2017 All-Area Defensive Team in the Large School Category, as well as the All-Southwestern Conference team, Williams has agreed to play football for Iowa Central Community College in the fall.

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