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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Lake Dallas QB Williams blossoming into passer

By Jeff Andrews

Lake Dallas quarterback Dalyn Williams is showing considerable progress in his second season as the Falcons’ starter.

The senior has thrown for 1,260 yards and 13 touchdowns through four games. He’s also added four touchdowns on the ground. In 2010, he threw for 1,282 yards and 12 touchdowns in 11 games. Most importantly, he’s not turning the ball over, throwing just two interceptions so far.

Williams’ maturation has the Falcons (3-1) poised to rejoin the area’s elite 4A programs. Lake Dallas found its footing this year during a Week 1 bout with Red Oak. The Falcons trailed 28-0 in the first quarter only to score 43 unanswered points in a 50-42 win.

Since then, the Falcons haven’t been challenged, registering convincing wins over Arlington Sam Houston (52-7) and Sherman (55-22).

Williams and the Falcons will get their stiffest challenge in District 4-4A right off the bat as they open district play on the road against No. 1 Denton Ryan.

Ryan’s defense will be like nothing Lake Dallas has seen so far this season, but the Falcons have shown the ability to foil the always-favored Raiders in past.

Since the two teams were put in the same district in 2008, Lake Dallas is 2-1 against Ryan, beating the Raiders in two thrilling shootouts in 2008 and 2009.