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Jaelen Williams – Charles City High School Football Player

Junior Football Player – JAELEN WILLIAMS

Class of 2013

Jaelen Williams Football Player

Jaelen Williams, is a 6’3″, 280lb Junior, Defensive and Offensive lineman from Charles City, VA.  He has started on the Charles City High School Varsity Football team since the 9th grade. For 3 (three) consecutive years he has earned 1st team All-Region, All Tri-Rivers District 1st team at Defensive Tackle and Honorable Mention at Offensive Tackle.  He’s also the defensive captain for the team.  Williams is also a member of the Varsity Basketball Team and Track & Field Team. In addition, Williams excels in his academic work in the classroom.





Charles City loses Regional Playoff Game to Northumberland – Final Score 22 to 24

Charles City County  22,  Northumberland  24

Varsity Playoff Football Game on November 11, 2011

Charles City Panthers versus Northumberland Indians Varsity Football Playoff

Charles City team captains Avery Jones, Terrance Banks, Dominique Williams & Jaelen Williams opening game against the Northumberland Indians

The Charles City Varsity Football team made the regional playoffs for the 3rd year in a row and were looking to advance after being eliminated the past two years in the first round.  The Panthers squared off against the Northumberland Indians in a thrilling game that came down to the wire.  The Panthers were down by two scores going into the 4th quarter and were back in front after scoring on two touchdown passes from Avery Jones late in the game.  One touchdown wen to Jaelen Cotman and then another a few minutes later to Dominique Williams.  Unfortunately, the Panthers weren’t able to hold onto a lead and Northumerbland battled back to take a two point lead with just over a minute to play.   The Panthers weren’t able to make another drive and the Indians beat the Panthers in a heartbreaking loss for Charles City County.

The game started with a drive by Northumberland that went deep into Charles City’s side of the field.  Northumberland was facing a fourth down when the Panther defense came up big and stopped the Indians in the red zone on fourth down.  The Panthers took over on downs and drove the ball down the field on a series of nice plays that started with an Avery Jones quarterback keeper up the middle.  The Panthers appeared to be in control until they reached the red zone and a blitz forced Jones to scramble which ultimately led to a penalty for an intentional grounding.  After this play it was fourth down and very long.  The Panthers were placed at about the 35 yard line and needed to get inside the 5 yard line for a first.  The next play resulted in a nice pass from Jones to Dominique Williams but were stopped just short of the first down marker.   The Indians would take over at the 6 yard line.  This drive would take the Indians down the field and into the second quarter when the Indians connected on a long touchdown pass.  The conversion failed, but Northumberland was up 6-0.

The Panthers would get the ball back and make a nice drive with a mix of runs and passes.  After a nice catch and run by Terrance Banks, the Panthers were again in the red zone.  A few moments later, Panther running back Tesean Greene would run the ball into the endzone to tie the game up 6-6, after the conversion attempt failed.

Northumberland would get the ball back, but the Panther defense stout and stopped the Indians on 4th down.  However, the Panthers were unable to do much on offense after a series of incompletions.  The Panthers were forced to punt and the Indians got the ball back deep in their own territory after a nice punt by Jones.  The Indians and Panthers both got the ball back but had unsucesfull drives before halftime.  The score was tied 6-6 going into intermission.

The Panthers got the ball first to start the second half.  The Panthers drove down to the 21 yard line when a pass into the endzone that was intended for Jovan Howard was tipped and picked off by the Indians.  The Indians got the ball back at the 20 after the interception touch back, but weren’t able to get anything going against the Panther defense.  Despite being deep in their own territory, the Indians decided to go for it on 4th down.  The Panthers stopped them again and got the ball back at about the same place that they last had the ball.  Two plays later, the Indians had the ball back after Jones fumbled the ball while being tackled by a group on Indian defenders.  After not getting much through the air, the Indians went to a series of running plays which eventually culminated in a touchdown run by Chad Elmore.  The panthers would stop the Indians’ conversion attempt.  The Indians led 12 to 6.

Charles City got the ball back were forced to punt after just 3 plays.  During the punt, an Indian defender ran past several Panthers and was able to get a clear block on Jones’ punt.  The Indians would regain possession at the 4 yard line.  Two plays later, the Indians ran to the left side and the running back went into the end zone untouched.  The Panther defense once again stopped the 2 point conversion, but the Indians were up 18 to 6 going into the 4th quarter.

The Panthers would come back with some determined play.  Just a few plays into their next drive, Avery Jones found Jaelen Cotman over the middle on a pass which resulted in a score.  Jones would run the conversion in to cut the lead to 4 with a score of 18 to 14.

The Indians were getting first downs and driving on their next possession.  It appeared that Charles City might have lost the momentum when Northumberland’s Chad Elmore ran to the left side.  Panther player Jovan Howard made a nice play to dislodge the ball and force the fumble.  Dominique Williams would recover the ball for the Panthers near midfield.  A few plays later, the Panthers were facing a second and long situation when Jones connected with Williams on a long pass.  Williams able to break away from the first tackle and ran towards the end zone when he was able to dive past a second defender and get a much needed touchdown.  Jones got the conversion on a nifty run and the Panthers were up for the first time in the game 22 to 18 with just 4:33 left to play.

The Indians got the ball back near midfield after a nice kickoff return.  With just 1:28 to play and time running, the Indians were faced with a 4th down with 3 yards to go for the first down at the 15 yard line.  The Indians ran a quarterback option to the left side and pitched it to the running back who was able to get the first down.  On the next play, the Indians punched it into the end zone with a run play up the middle.  The Indians failed the extra point kick, but were up 24 to 22.

The Panthers got the ball back for one last drive, but weren’t able to score.   Nortumberland won it’s first regional playoff game in 15 years.  The Indians move on to face Central Lunenburg who crushed Colonial Beach 63 to 24.

Charles City head coach Steward Greene was proud of his team’s accomplishments despite the loss.  This years team was a very young that only had only 4 seniors.   The majority of the teams starters are juniors and there are several sophomores and freshmen that have started games this year.  Junior quarterback Avery Jones played exceptionally well this year and led the team in passing and rushing.  Jones had 27 touchdowns in 11 games.  He had 17 touchdown passess, 10 touchdown rushes and numerous conversions points through the air and ground.  Jones had over 2,500 all purpose yards this year.  Junior defensive end Cruz Adkins led the team with 98 tackles and 2.5 sacks.  Junior defensive tackle Jaelen Williams was third on the team in tackles with 83 tackles and one sack.

This was the last football game for two of Charles City’s best athletes, duo receivers Terrance Banks and Dominique Williams who also both play defense.   Williams led the team in receiving, in fumble recoveries and was second in tackles.  Williams who is also a standout player in basketball and baseball, hauled in 52 catches for 847 yards and 9 touchdowns.  Williams also accounted for 5 two point conversion, 81 tackles, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 interceptions, 1.5 sacks.  Williams never fumbled  the ball this past year.   His team mate, Banks accounted for 641 receiving yards, led the team in kickoff returns and had 9 touchdowns.  Fellow seniors Eric Shields and Justin Brown also played well this year despite not playing previously.  Shields played defensive end and Justin Brown was the primary running back for the Panthers this past season.

Charles City beats Arcadia and qualifies for Playoffs – Final Score 46 to 22

Charles City County  46,  Arcadia  22

Varsity Football Game on November 4, 2011

Charles City’s football team qualified for the playoffs for the 3rd year in a row after defeating the Arcardia Firebirds on November 4, 2011.

A nice pass from Avery Jones to Jovan Howard setup a short run for a score by running back Tesean Greene.  The panthers would get the ball back after Arcadia failed to get anything going on offense.  Jones and Williams connected on a nice pass play which was followed by another Jones to Williams pass for a touchdown.  After a successful conversion, the panthers were up 16-0.

Arcadia was able to get to the panther 5 yard line, but a fumble was picked up by panther Jovan Howard who would go the distance for a touchdown to put Charles City up 24-0 after another 2 point conversion.   Arcadia would get the ball back briefly.  On the first play of their next possession, Terrance Banks ripped the ball out of the running back’s hands and returned it for a defensive touchdown.  Another good conversion made the score 32-0.

The firebirds would finally get something going on offensively with a long reverse by Antonio Brown took the ball into the red zone.  Arcadia QB Tevin Poulson would then get into the end zone on a bootleg run and cut the lead to 32-8.

Charles City scored again on a Justin Brown run to make it 40-8.

Poulson would lead the next Arcadia scoring drive by making a nice kickoff return.  Poulson capped the drive off with another touchdown run.

Jones would keep the scoring going with a 50 yard touchdown run up the middle.  The conversion failed, but the panthers were up 46 to 16.

The last score of the night would come on a short run by Arcadia’s Darren Brown.  The final score was 46-22.

Avery Jones had over 200 all purpose yards while scoring one touchdown running and one throwing.  Dominique Williams had 7 catches for 91 yards to go along with a touchdown grab.  Jaelen Williams led the defense with 8 tackles.  The panthers had 4 fumble recoveries during the game and two of these were returned for scores.  Seven different panther players scored in this game.

Arcadia was led by running backs Ronnie Holden with 45 yards rushing, running back Antonio Brown with 58 yards rushing and quarterback Tevin Poulson with 45 yards rushing to go with his two scores.

Charles City loses to Surry County – Final score 18 to 34

Charles City 18,  Surry County  34

Tri-Rivers Varsity Football Game on October 28, 2011

The Charles City Varisty Football team traveled to Dendron, VA in order to face the Surry County Cougars on October 28, 2011.  The Panthers could not overcome some costly mistakes and lost the game 18 to 34.

Panthers lose homecoming game to Sussex Central – Final Score 18 to 56

Sussex Central 56,  Charles City County  18

Tri-Rivers Varsity Football Game on October 21, 2011

Charles City scored first but Sussex Central would come back strong to win by a margin of 56 to 18 during Charles City County’s homecoming game on October 21, 2011.

Charles City loses to Franklin Broncos – Final Score 32 to 48

Charles City County 32,  Franklin  48

Tri-Rivers Varsity Football Game on October 14, 2011

The Charles City Panthers could not repeat last years sucesss against the Franklin Broncos.  The panthers went to Franklin with high hopes but came way with a loss on October 14, 2011.

Charles City Panthers lose to Windsor Dukes – Final Score 20 to 36

Windsor 36,  Charles City 20

Tri-Rivers Varsity Football Game on October 7, 2011

The Panther varsity football team fell to the visiting Windsor Dukes in their first district game of the season.  Windsor’s Nick Powell had a dominating performance on defense and the panthers were able to stop the Dukes running game.

Windsor got the scoring started after the panthers had no answer all night long for the Duke rushing attack.  After various runs by Oris Bowers, his team mate R. J. Edwards rushed in for the first score of the game.  The game was 8-0 after a 2 point conversion.

The panthers tied the game up after quarterback Avery Jones connected with Terrance Banks on a nice touchdown pass.

Duke player Sharod Patterson made a nice run on the kickoff return to put Windsor in good field position.  A few plays later, Windsor was on the scoreboard again with a rushing TD by Bowers.

The panthers would have a nice kickoff return themselves as Dominique Williams return the kick deep into Windsor territory.  Several plays later, Jones would scramble for a touchdown.

The Dukes were up 16 to 14 at the half.

R.J. Edwards continued the scoring for Windsor with a nice run in the 3rd quarter.  The panther would get the ball on their next drive but turned the ball over on an interception and a few plays later Justice Chapman scored on a run up the middle.  Chapman would add another touchdown later in the game on a QB keeper.

Charles City’s Justin Brown would add a touchdown run to the scoring but it wouldn’t be enough to catch up with Windsor.  The Dukes finished the game by winning 36 to 20.

Avery Jones had 202 yards passing and one touchdown.  Jones scored one touchdown on the ground and one through the air.  Dominique Williams caught 9 passes for 81 yards, Terrance Banks snagged 7 catches for 76 yards, and Jovan Howard had 2 catches for 45 yards.  Seven different panther players scored points in the game.  The panthers continued to struggle rushing the ball and had a net total of 4 yards.  Cruz Adkins and Jaelen Williams each had 12 tackles to lead the defensive effort.

Windsor’s Nick Powell had a dominating performance and was responsible for 4 sacks on the night.

Windsor accumulated nearly 300 net yards rushing and 5 touchdowns between Oris Bowers, Justice Chapman, and R.J. Edwards.

Charles City Panthers lose to Northumberland Indians – Final Score 20 to 32

Charles City  20,  Northumberland 32

Varsity Football Game on September 30, 2011

The Charles City County Panthers Varsity Football team went on the road to Heathsville, VA to face the Northumberland Indians but came away with a 20 to 32 loss in a game that was played during heavy rains.  This is the second time the panthers have traveled to the Northern Neck area this season to face opponents while there was a heavy down pour of rain.

The Northumberland Indians got on the board on the first play of the game after Alex Hall took the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown.  After the failed conversion, the Indians were up 6-0.

The Panthers struck back on the opening drive with Avery Jones hooking up with Jovan Howard on a touchdown pass.  The panthers also failed on the conversion and the score was knotted up at 8 apiece.

The Indians would answer back with a Kyle Elmore touchdown run.  The Indians were up 13 to 7 after the conversion.

The Indians would add another touchdown on a QB keeper run by Chris Waller that widen the Indian lead.

The Panthers would get back on the board after Jones connected on a long pass to Banks which put them inside the zone.  Jones would follow that play with a sixteen yard touchdown pass to Dominique Williams.  The conversion made it 20-14.

The Indians would threaten to score just before the half, but was stopped after Cruz Adkins came up with a big sack.

Northumberland would get the ball back in the 3rd quarter and Hall took the first offensive distance to the goal line when he was stripped by Avery Jones.  The ball landed in the end zone and was recovered by Hall’s team mate Jaelen Conway for a score.

Later, Chris Waller would add another touchdown after a long run to put the Indians up 32 to 14.

Terrance Banks answered the kickoff with an 88 yard return for the score.  This put the score at 32-20 which is where it would stay at the end of regulation time.

The Panthers were led by Avery Jones who had 189 yards passing with two touchdowns.  Terrance Banks had 61 yards receiving to go along with 112 return yards and one touchdown.  Dominique Williams had 65 yards receiving for one TD and a 2 point conversion catch.  Williams also spearheaded the defense with 9 tackles and one sack.  Jaelen Williams also had 9 tackles.  Cruz Adkins had 8 tackles along with a sack.

Northumberland’s defense was all over the Panther running game.  Eight different panthers had rushing attempts totaling a negative 42 yards for the game.

Alex Hall led Northumberland with 130 yards rushing with two touchdowns.  Indian QB Chris Waller had 74 yards passing and one touchdown.

Charles City Panthers beat Middlesex Chargers – Final score 70 to 7

Charles City  County 70,  Middlesex County 7

Varsity Football Game on September 23, 2011

The panthers won their second game in a row with a dominating performance over the Middlesex Chargers on September 23, 2011.  The final score was 70 to 7.  The panthers scored early and often in this game.

Panther QB Avery Jones was the first to get on the board with a long touchdown run where he went touched into the end zone.  Middlesex looked like the would contend early in the game when Charger quarterback Kyle Lawson connected on a 38 bomb to Malik Henderson where he was knocked out of bounds at the 8 yard line.  The Chargers were not able to come away with any points as the Panther defense stopped them on all four downs.  On the next panther drive, Jones would show up the Charger bomb play with one of his own.  Jones connected with Dominique Williams for a 70 touchdown pass play.

After the Panthers stopped the Chargers again, Jones would lead another drive that ended on touchdown pass to Terrance Banks.  The panthers were up 18-0 at this point.

Charger player L.J. King got Middlesex in good field position after a nice kickoff return, but the Chargers would turn the ball over on a pass that would be picked off by Banks.

After Jones made a spectacular run that put the Panthers in much better field position, running back Justin Brown made a nice run of his own to the end zone for another panther score.

The chargers would stall out on their next drive, but a nice fake punt play to L. J. King put them back in good field position.  However this drive would end abruptly when panther Jovan Howard would snag an interception.  Another good pass from Jones to Williams put the panthers back in the red zone.  On the following play, Jones would run to the left side for another run to the end zone without being touched.

The Chargers would finally get on the board when Lawson connected with J.D. Diggs on a 41 yard touchdown catch and run.

The next drive for the Panthers would be more of the same.  Jones connected on a long pass to Williams, which was followed by Justin Brown touchdown run.  The panthers got the ball back after a short drive by the Chargers and panther Eric Shields would run in for another touchdown.

The Chargers were driving again when Lawson would throw another interception.  This time, panther Da’qauan Burton would get his first of two interceptions.  Just before half, Jones would get the ball in his hands one more time as time expired.  Jones rolled around to his left side and connected with Williams for another TD.

The score was 56 to 7 at halftime.

The Panthers would continue to add to the score in the 3rd quarter when Terrance Banks returned a punt 56 yards for another score.

Justin Brown finished the scoring for the Panthers with a 65 yard touchdown run in the 3rd quarter.

The panthers pulled their starters, but they briefly re-entered the game in the 4th quarter when the Chargers continued to blitz the second team.

Avery Jones led the Panthers with over 350 all purpose yards, including 3 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns.  Justin Brown had 158 yards rushing to go along with 3 touchdowns. Dominique Williams had 155 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

The panther defense had four interceptions, two by Da’quaun Burton and one apiece by Jovan Howard and Terrance Banks.  Bryan Johnson had one sack.  Jaelen Williams led the team in tackles with 6, followed by Tesean Greene and Eric Shields with 5 apiece.


Charles City Panthers beat West Point Pointers – Final Score 40 to 14

Charles City  40,  West Point 14

Varsity Playoff Game on September 20, 2011

The Charles City Panthers heading into this varsity football matchup against West Point with limited practice time and playing 2 games in the last 10 days, including a loss to Amelia County just 4 days prior.  Despite this, the Panther were fired up to get their first win of the season against the West Point Pointers.  The last two years, the games with the Pointers have come down to the wire.  Two years ago, the Pointers beat Charles City 28-27 and last year the Panthers won by that same score 28-27.   This years game would not be so close as the Panthers played well throughout the game and came away with their first victory of the season by a score of 40-14.

The Panthers got on the board first when QB Avery Jones flicked a touchdown pass to Dominique Williams.  The 2 point conversion was good and the Panthers led 8-0.

The Panthers would stop the pointers and get the ball back.  Jones’ pass was picked off by West Point’s L.A. Allen.  However, a few moments later the panther’s Terrance Banks would snag a pass from pointer QB Mike Anderson and return it for a touchdown.  The conversion failed and the panthers extended their lead to 14.

The pointers would answer back quickly on the next possession as Anderson would hook up with Allen for a 61 yard touchdown pass.  The extra point kick was good and the points cut the lead, 14-7.

A few possessions later, a bad snap on a punt by the Panthers led to a fumble recovery and return for a touchdown by Jahlil Green.  After the successful extra point kick the game was tied up at 14 apiece.

The Panthers would answer right back with a drive that was capped off by senior running back Justin Brown first touchdown of his career.  The conversion failed and the Panthers led 20-14 at the half.

In the 4th quarter the Panthers would score 3 more unanswered touchdowns.  Avery Jones ran for a touchdown to put the panthers up 28-14.  Jones would then connect with Jaelen Cotman on a touchdown pass and Justin Brown would finish the scoring with his second touchdown run of the night to make it 40-14.

The pointers stayed with the panthers early, but things began to unravel for them soon after including their coach getting ejected by the referees.  West Point was led by L.A. Allen who had 90 yards receiving and had several interceptions.

Avery Jones had over 400 all purpose yards and accounted for 3 touchdowns (two passing, one rushing).  Dominique Williams had 2 interceptions plus one fumble recovery on defense and 81 yards receiving, with one touchdown on offense.  The defense was led by Cruz Adkins and Jaelen Williams.  Adkins had 10 tackles and Williams had 7 tackles.  Both players shared a sack.