Timber Creek upends Williamstown

Timber Creek's Gary Sandes (left) celebrates with teammate Adonis Jennings after a first-half touchdown against Williamstown. JOSEPH KACZMAREK / For The Inquirer
Timber Creek's Gary Sandes (left) celebrates with teammate Adonis Jennings after a first-half touchdown against Williamstown. JOSEPH KACZMAREK / For The Inquirer
Posted: October 06, 2013

Surrounded by offensive weapons - including multiple Division I-caliber wide receivers - Timber Creek's 5-foot-11 quarterback, Dan Williams, is easy to overlook at first.

But it's impossible to overlook him after you've seen him play.

He's strong. He's fast. He's accurate. And on Friday night, in front of a packed crowd on the road, Williams was also an efficient game manager, leading Timber Creek (3-1), ranked No. 4 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, to a 25-18 win over No. 2 Williamstown (3-1).

"After losing to Eastern, we've really stepped up and put the onus on ourselves to get better," Williams said. "And tonight, we showed South Jersey that we're ready to be one of the best teams around - we're ready to step up against these good teams."

Williams finished 14-for-23 passing for 154 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also rushed for a touchdown in the first quarter.

The senior was at his best in his team's biggest drive.

Williamstown kicker Kevin Gilmore hit a 25-yard field goal to tie the score at 18 with 7 minutes, 28 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

On the next drive, Williams was 6 for 7 for 59 yards, hitting four receivers in a 64-yard drive that ended with Isaiah Austin punching in a go-ahead touchdown from 2 yards with 3:49 left.

The drive was a stark contrast to the flashy, big-play style Timber Creek has been known for this season, particularly due to big plays from Division I recruits such as receivers Adonis Jennings and Cameron Chambers.

"This win shows that [Williams] is one of the best quarterbacks in South Jersey, if not the best," Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson said.

Hinson was equally satisfied with the play of his defense, which held a vaunted offense in check, particularly running back John Chamberlin.

Chamberlin was limited to 86 yards on 27 carries, including a touchdown with 44 seconds left in the second quarter that cut Timber Creek's lead to 12-7.

"It was a great, physical game," Williamstown coach Frank Fucetola said. "They made the plays when they had to, and we didn't make the plays."

Timber Creek 6 6 6 7 – 25

Williamstown 0 7 8 3 – 18

TC: Dan Williams 1 run (kick failed)

TC: Adonis Jennings 27 pass from Williams (kick failed)

W: John Chamberlin 4 run (Kevin Gilmore kick)

TC: Isaiah Austin 1 run (pass failed)

W: Marquis Little 55 run (Devin Bradham pass from Doug Banks)

W: FG Gilmore 25

TC: Austin 2 run (Justin Gonzalez kick)


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