“Why would I do that? What father would not want his son to have the chance to do something he wasn’t able to do, take his team farther into the playoffs? My sophomore season we went to state and lost in the first round, and we never got back. I would have loved to see him play in that game and us win,” Williams Sr. insisted.
“But the doctor did not clear him to play. It was not my decision, and Undre didn’t hold himself out. The doctor did not clear him, and anyone who says different is lying.”
Jones County lost to Glynn Academy 26-14 in the playoff game, ending its season with a 7-4 record.
The younger Williams, a senior wingback, ran for 1,871 yards and 30 touchdowns for the Greyhounds during the regular season. He sprained his left knee when tackled on a kickoff return late in the third quarter of the final regular season game against Grovetown on Nov. 9 and did not play in the fourth quarter.
Team officials indicated that they were told, after Williams was examined the next day, that the sprain was not severe and that though he would need to wear a knee brace and might not be 100 percent effective, he should be able to play against Glynn in the playoff game.
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