Kyle Williams did an admirable job filling in at quarterback last season, leading Vista Murrieta to the CIF-Southern Section West Valley Division championship game.
But rest assured, Williams is thrilled to be back at his more comfortable position. The senior receiver had four receptions for 261 yards – including three first-quarter touchdowns – in the Broncos’ 71-32 victory over visiting Seattle Ballard on Friday night
The Broncos opened their season in style, setting a school record by scoring 65 points in the first half.
Williams, a 6-foot, 180-pound senior, amassed about three games’ worth of impressive statistics in the first quarter alone.
“It felt like a homecoming, going out there and catching passes, getting a couple of TDs,” said Williams, who said he has made a verbal commitment to attend Arizona State next year.
Four plays into the game, he turned a short slant pass from junior quarterbackKarson Greeley (4-for-7, 218 yards, three touchdowns) into an 82-yard score.
Williams followed with an easy 56-yard touchdown after two Ballard defenders bit on a pump fake.
He made an over-the-shoulder catch near the sideline and scampered 74 yards for his third score.
Williams, who made great strides as a duel-threat quarterback last year, said the experience has made him a better receiver.
Williams also completed four pass attempts for 50 yards and a touchdown against Ballard.
In 24 minutes, the Broncos piled up 420 yards of offense, blocked a punt for a touchdown and returned a bobbled punt snap for another score.
Even when Ballard did something positive, it resulted in another negative.
Beaver quarterback Davine Tullis scrambled 14 yards for a touchdown with six seconds remaining in the half.
Instead of a conservative squib kick, Ballard kicked off deep to Khalil Shakir, who weaved his way 98 yards for a touchdown to give the Broncos a record number of points for a half.