In a week marked by outstanding performances in the first round of high school football playoffs, Saraland High School’s junior wide receiver Ryan Williams distinguished himself, earning the Greene and Phillips Player of the Week award.
Williams’ remarkable achievement of 194 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns was pivotal in leading his team to a playoff victory against McAdory and a spot in the second round.
During the award presentation, David Greene, representing Greene and Phillips, joined Fox Ten’s Daeshen Smith at Saraland High School to honor Williams. His performance not only showcased his athletic prowess but also underscored his leadership both on and off the field.
Williams, expressing gratitude for the honor, attributed his success to the team’s collective effort and strategic gameplay. Saraland’s Coach Jeff Kelly praised Williams for his leadership qualities, describing him as an “outstanding football player” and a “great guy in the locker room.”
Greene commended Williams for his exceptional talent and foresaw a promising future for him at the University of Alabama. Williams’ contributions have been a significant factor in Saraland High School’s continued success under Coach Kelly’s guidance.
The Saraland Spartans, with Williams’ exceptional performance, look forward to their upcoming game against Briarwood Christan, as they advance in their pursuit of winning the Blue Map two years in a row.
This award marks the final Player of the Week recognition of the football season. A big thank you to Emily Cochran and everyone at Fox 10 for helping us highlight excellence among high school players across the region. We also want to thank all the coaches and teams who warmly welcomed us every week.