Ascension Catholic’s Record Setting Running Back Runs Past His Father In The Record Books
by Alexis Mason
Jai Williams is a 5-10, 175 pound senior running back at Ascension Catholic High School in Donaldsonville, LA. Williams has football in his bloodline as his father Germaine “Juice” Williams set records at Ascension Catholic and also played at LSU. Mr. Williams broke Louisiana high school rushing record in 1989 with 8,048 yards. His son Jai is still on the path to defeat his dad with having a current total of 7,100 rushing career yards, and has actually defeated his father’s record for having 101 touchdowns in Ascension Catholic, which is the most in history.
Jai’s record setting performances have led his team to two Division IV state championship game appearances. This season, the Bulldogs have just completed their regular season with an undefeated record. Jai is known for giving 100% during every game, keeping a high momentum, and not backing down easily. Currently, Williams has an offer from Nicholls State and is looking forward to receiving more. He has made the 1st Team All-South Louisiana Team for Louisiana Football Magazine, was named a two time All-State selection, and was named the Sportsline Player of the Week on two occasions.
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Alexis Mason is a Maryland native, but went to high school in Atlanta. She is a junior studying Sports Administration at LSU. Her future plan is to own a recruiting program that helps high school athletes receive college scholarships. Her ultimate goal in life is to help others and to make their life just a little easier any way possible. She is a big believer of having faith and knowing that every obstacle that comes in life is there for a reason and can be tackled.
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